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    Deer, bobcat, turkey vultures, rabbits, bunnies, coyote, snakes, frogs, turantulas, herring, ducks, geese, peacock, boar, lizards, hawks, falcons, etc.

    I stopped taking pictures of it all because I see these critters every ride.

    The weirdest one was a coyote, in the middle of the day, crossing a HEAVY traffic paved trail to get to the creek. People were walking their dogs, children were on bikes and scooters, there were joggers and weekend warriors - and this wild dog just trots right through it all. Very strange when they are so elusive when I see them on the MTB trails.

    I also had a coyote run alongside me while I was riding. Coolest thing in the world, like I had a trail dog for a few seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    That birdie doesn't seem friendly at all!
    The Emus that stalk tourist campsites and picnic spots can be very aggressive. They will not take to being scared-off easily, when they are after food. They have learnt to be sneaky around unsuspecting tourists.

    I've seen an Emu take a large T-bone steak off a sizzling skillet. Swallow the steak whole and have the scalding hot steak stuck half way down its throat and then run off into the bush. Then when the picnickers turned to look at the fleeing thief, in shock horror, two other Emus took the remaining two other steaks off the skillet and run away. Emus can be as dumb as a box of rocks ... but they always outwit the tourists.

    I took that shot when I was defending my food, on the day that I witnessed the great food theft.

    The Currawongs set the real ambiance, in my neck-of-the-bush with their amazing calls and their great sense of fun. A curious Pied Currawong.



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    Here's a few:

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    Pic from a MTB adventure years ago - a kangaroo stopping in for a visit.
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    i was worried about upgrading my bike...now im gonna have to worry about upgrading my camera instead. Great Pictures thanks for taking the time to post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    Biggest snake I've stumbled across in a while...
    Pretty pattern on that snake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Deer, bobcat, turkey vultures, rabbits, bunnies, coyote, snakes, frogs, turantulas, herring, ducks, geese, peacock, boar, lizards, hawks, falcons, etc.

    I stopped taking pictures of it all because I see these critters every ride.

    The weirdest one was a coyote, in the middle of the day, crossing a HEAVY traffic paved trail to get to the creek. People were walking their dogs, children were on bikes and scooters, there were joggers and weekend warriors - and this wild dog just trots right through it all. Very strange when they are so elusive when I see them on the MTB trails.

    I also had a coyote run alongside me while I was riding. Coolest thing in the world, like I had a trail dog for a few seconds.
    Wait! A F**king HERRING ??!! Did you just throw that in to see if we were paying attention?!? Or was this on one of those aqua-biking trips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    Biggest snake I've stumbled across in a while...
    Rat snake or related?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Wait! A F**king HERRING ??!! Did you just throw that in to see if we were paying attention?!? Or was this on one of those aqua-biking trips?
    Maybe he was planning on chopping down the biggest tree in the forest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnySmoke View Post
    Maybe he was planning on chopping down the biggest tree in the forest.
    Hahahhaha....Monty Python FTW
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    A couple desert creatures.




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    Greatest thread ever. Thank you guys/gals!!

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    I wish I was able to get a pic of the raccoon that scared the crap out of me today. That thing was bigger than my dog! (The dog is ~65 lbs)

    Great thread!

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    spotted on a road ride

    Rocky mountain sheep near Canmore AB
    Does this count or does it have to be mountain biking?
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    Nice, was the Kangaroo looking for food under your tarp?

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    spotted on a road ride

    Rocky mountain sheep near Canmore AB
    Does this count or does it have to be mountain biking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    Rat snake or related?
    It's a gopher snake, there is a lot of debate whether they are related to rat snakes.
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    nice

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    We were riding in downtown Tuesday night and my buddy and I spotted a deer about 20 feet from us. Just looked at us as we got closer but never got spooked. Once we got to about 10 feet away he slowly started walking the opposite direction. It was pretty neat to see thats for sure.
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    This fella didn't make it....

    .....we came across him on a short road section.....he had been hit by a car/truck ....broke his back leg .....and flipped him up and looks to have broken his neck.....sad....he was going to be a big buck...
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    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    Wildlife on the trail . . .



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    A couple desert creatures.



    Great shot of the "Road Runner" a very cool bird. I see them once in awhile here in SoCal. I am always amazed at the resemblance of the cartoon charactor. They can sure run like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Deer, bobcat, turkey vultures, rabbits, bunnies, coyote, snakes, frogs, turantulas, herring, ducks, geese, peacock, boar, lizards, hawks, falcons, etc.

    I stopped taking pictures of it all because I see these critters every ride.

    The weirdest one was a coyote, in the middle of the day, crossing a HEAVY traffic paved trail to get to the creek. People were walking their dogs, children were on bikes and scooters, there were joggers and weekend warriors - and this wild dog just trots right through it all. Very strange when they are so elusive when I see them on the MTB trails.

    I also had a coyote run alongside me while I was riding. Coolest thing in the world, like I had a trail dog for a few seconds.
    Maybe there was more then one and they were stalking you. It happened to this poor girl in 2009 in Cape Breton Nova Scotia.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...tack-died.html

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    I have been stalked many times by coyotes. I also ride and train horses and I always take my dog with me. They like to go after dogs. Sometime just one coyote, but I have seen as many as three at a time. I also take a gun with me, it usually takes care of the problem.
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    I had never even heard of such a thing until I saw that on the news 2 years ago. I did not think Coyotes would attack humans. We have tons of Cougars and black bears up here on Van Island but evevn then you don't hear of many attacks. There have been 2 Black bear attacks in the last 3 years and they are the only two ever recorded on the Island.

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