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    Southwest wildlife



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    Typical Whistler Bike Park bears loitering around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by toddmeyers View Post
    Very nice photography but what kind of snake is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    Typical Whistler Bike Park bears loitering around.
    Did you ever see anyone try to pet them? I worked as a Park Operator on Vancouver Island and had to stop tourists from trying to pet the bears on several occasions.
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    I consider myself a pretty outdoorsy person, but I don't think I can deal with giant friggin spiders like that. Badgers, bears, bees, babboons, beavers, and blue jays... keep me away from anthropods larger than an inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Very nice photography but what kind of snake is that?
    Gopher/Bull snake. very common throughout the Western states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinGB View Post
    Not an albino, just a white Raven (albinos have messed up eyes). they are really really rare, especial to have that many together.
    That's what I was wondering because the eyes are not pink like on a true albino animal.

    These birds are "platinum blonds".

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    I saw what I think was a Grey Fox on the trail last night . . . no pics. He popped out in front of as I hit about 30mph on the DH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Map204 View Post
    I consider myself a pretty outdoorsy person, but I don't think I can deal with giant friggin spiders like that. Badgers, bears, bees, babboons, beavers, and blue jays... keep me away from anthropods larger than an inch.
    They're not that bad. They're only 3 or 4 inches across. The funny thing is they ooze webbing behind them as they walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider View Post
    could have been a lanky mutt boxer grayhound mix or some such mess; does that sound ugly enough for you? Rohdisian ridgeback with ringworm? Who knows, call unsolved mysteries, they'll chase any rumer.


    My best guess is a coyote that had a serious case of mange. Pretty common amongst wild canids.

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    Saw this little guy hurrying across the trail on my last ride.
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    Bison on Antelope Island, in the Great Salt Lake. My wife is just getting into mountain biking and this was her first "real" mtb ride in Utah.
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    Bison on Antelope Island? Where are the Antelope?
    Always wanted to ride there, I always look for single track as we fly over Antelope Island on our way to Idaho Falls

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfnhalf View Post
    Bison on Antelope Island? Where are the Antelope?
    Always wanted to ride there, I always look for single track as we fly over Antelope Island on our way to Idaho Falls
    We saw a lot of antelope (plus a coyote chasing the antelope, mule deer, and a jackrabbit) but didn't get any photos unfortunately. We just had our phones, no real camera.

    We really enjoyed it, our first ride there and mostly good for beginners. The ride was on the northwest corner of the island and was easy singletrack but had a long technical section of unrideable (by us) rocks. Just don't go in the spring / early summer or you'll get eaten alive by the gnats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfnhalf View Post
    Where are the Antelope?
    Here you go
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    Baby Bighorn sheep:
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    Marmot:
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    Mountain Goat:
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    Desert Tortoise
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    Golden Eagles:
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    Fox:
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    ^^^ Great

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    I saw some deer the other day. I took a video but no pics. I was riding some trails I had never tried in Laguna.

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    Recently say both a coyote and bobcat crossing the trail ahead of me.

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    I missed a squirrel by about a foot. Does that count? Also, I see golfers.
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    Great thing about winter is the snakes are in hibernation. Kept wishing there was a "picture of a snake" warning for posts on this thread! Not a big buzztail fan.

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    I got some nice feedback on my pictures (thanks) including some appreciation from marmot lovers out there, so here's another good marmot shot:
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    Horny toad:
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    Another Marmot:
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    More Mountain Goats:
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    Frilled kneck lizzard.

    He was too fast to get a decent shot. The 3 that I grabbed on my phone were too blurry.

    Crazy little buggers run around on their back legs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    I got some nice feedback on my pictures (thanks) including some appreciation from marmot lovers out there, so here's another good marmot shot:
    Nice shots! I got to see my first one in Yellowstone this June. Interesting creatures
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    Is there such a thing as a two leg
    horny toad, I may fit in.

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    Balm Boyette trail system on Saturday, saw 2 deer, an armadillo, a yellow snake with brown stripes, a gopher tortoise and a weird caterpillar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Horny toad:
    Where was this little fellow seen? Do you know what species???

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    Horned toads are wonderful little critters; we loved to catch them as kids. Their population is in decline now in Texas, so it is a treat to see one.
    Lots of info on Texas horned lizards here. The Texas variety looks a bit different than the one in the picture on this thread.

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    Same here, used to catch and keep lots of them as a kid. Habitat destruction/development has limited their numbers here and they are now Federally protected. We have the Coast Horned Lizard here, the species is Phrynosoma Coronatum. Been squirted with eye blood from them many times. lots of fun. Still see them every year in secret areas and on rides in my local foothills/mountains. Love them!!!
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    telling each other jokes in the marin headlands...
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    Two stumpies on the trail otherwise known as shingleback lizards Fox Creek fun 4 - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Where was this little fellow seen? Do you know what species???
    Jazz Trail, Red fleet state park,Vernal, Utah. I have no idea about species.

    I used to see quite a few when I lived in Tucson as well. I think they looked pretty similar to this Utah dude, even though the environment is much different in Tucson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Jazz Trail, Red fleet state park,Vernal, Utah. I have no idea about species.

    I used to see quite a few when I lived in Tucson as well. I think they looked pretty similar to this Utah dude, even though the environment is much different in Tucson.
    I believe yours is a Round Tailed Horned Lizard. Really neat!!!

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    Caught a glimpse of a few more deer the other day. Same place as last time. I will definitely get some pics for you guys next time since I know where they live now haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL View Post
    Here's the albino deer that I mentioned earlier.

    Not really an albino. FWIW its called a piebald. (Just in case anyone cares.)
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    Goanna. Decent size, probably about 1.5m nose to tail. Usually they like to hide from you on the far side of whatever tree they scramble up, this guy was kind enough to stay in view. Saw four or five smaller ones the same day too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micka View Post
    Goanna. Decent size, probably about 1.5m nose to tail. Usually they like to hide from you on the far side of whatever tree they scramble up, this guy was kind enough to stay in view. Saw four or five smaller ones the same day too.
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    Looks hug-able... Seriously, that would scare the crap out of me if they're up a tree like that as I'm flying by on my bike. It's really cool though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Map204 View Post
    Looks hug-able... Seriously, that would scare the crap out of me if they're up a tree like that as I'm flying by on my bike. It's really cool though!
    eeeeeek! Just looked these guys up on the Google. They are carnivorous lizards that have sharp claws and teeth! They feed on carrion if there isn't anything fresh available.
    Not feeling warm and fuzzy about these guys.

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    Lizardsquirrels. Cool.

    Flesh eating lizardsquirrels. Even cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micka View Post
    Goanna. Decent size, probably about 1.5m nose to tail. Usually they like to hide from you on the far side of whatever tree they scramble up, this guy was kind enough to stay in view. Saw four or five smaller ones the same day too.
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    Mule deer I ran into riding up at Dead Horse state park near Moab, UT. Didn't expect to see one up there. LOL.

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    Goannas are ok maaate just dont be too close when they are on the ground they run up what is the tallest thing nearby, if that is you they dont mind.

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    heres something less scaley that I picked up a couple of days ago.
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    A nice spidey...
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    A vulture feasting on a deer carcass on the C&O Canal yesterday:
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorchedearth View Post
    A vulture feasting on a deer carcass on the C&O Canal yesterday:
    how the hell does everyone get such amazing wildlife photos?

    here's what we saw this weekend. a triceratops fighting with tom cruise.

    or maybe it was just some birds.







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    Quote Originally Posted by next View Post
    how the hell does everyone get such amazing wildlife photos?

    here's what we saw this weekend. a triceratops fighting with tom cruise.

    or maybe it was just some birds.
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    Not "just some birds". If I saw a pelican on my ride it would be newsworthy.

    Some birds.

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    nice swan!

    but did you notice you also captured Billy Zane as The Phantom?

    poor guy




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    LOL! It is the phantom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by next View Post
    but did you notice you also captured Billy Zane as The Phantom?

    poor guy.
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    Isn't there something like 6 K-roos over there for every person. I'm surprised they aren't taking a picture of you. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Nogueira View Post
    Is he in the middle of the trail fixing his bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by next View Post
    nice swan!

    but did you notice you also captured Billy Zane as The Phantom?

    poor guy




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    If nothing else this thread has taught me why Billy Zane is a famous actor, so it's got that going for it.
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    He was in some movie about a boat that I never go around to seeing, too.

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    this little fella jumped of the ground as I came round a corner onto the stump trying to get away, only he failed to notice the stump was about 5' tall so he had nowhere to go. My brother and I got a couple shots then left him to his business, he jumped down and headed of into the scrub. Never seen one in the wild that close before, or on the ground. Was down in SA picking up my new bike...awesome first ride on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motomuppet View Post
    Was down in SA picking up my new bike...awesome first ride on it!
    Where did you go riding ? Theres an abundance of drop bears and roos here in SA.... he's got that look on his face "oh f*^k this tree isn't big enough"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micka View Post

    Another Red Belly Black Snake, I'd just setup my tent and cracked a beer while waiting for the fly to dry out a bit, and this guy slithered out of the grass. Spent a good ten minutes trying to find a way into my tent. Eventually gave up and headed for the toilet block!

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    Seen this guy the other day
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    You guys down under may have some of the deadliest wildlife on the planet, but you also have some of the cutest. Awwwwwww!
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    Some Zebra and an assortment of buck


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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Where did you go riding ? Theres an abundance of drop bears and roos here in SA.... he's got that look on his face "oh f*^k this tree isn't big enough"
    Went up to Eagle on the Hill. Was up there in 2009 for the first time (this was my second time there, so the place has 100% hit rate for drop bears!) and saw a Koala up in the trees, but first time saw one on the ground. Not being a local it is a real treat seeing them up close like that! He definately had that 'oh, ****!' look about him, was pretty funny. We did not bug him for long, just snapped a couple pics and were on our way.

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    Holy crap!! Talk about drop bears! And they are ganging up!!

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    and another pelican. i bet this guy would let me get closer if i baited him with a sardine. maybe next ride.



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    today, mister skunk. we did not want to irritiate mister skunk.

    also mister and mrs raven, who quite enjoy having their photographs taken...
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    some seagulls this afternoon, with their dry wit
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    I was taking a picture of the flower, and just as I snapped it, this bug flew up and stuck its tongue into it.

    The insect is not a bumblebee, it is a mimic both in appearance and behavior called the bumblebee moth (Hemaris diffinis), from an order called "clearwing" moths.
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    This bee was looking at me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    This bee was looking at me.
    Wow, those are some pretty nice looking pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Wow, those are some pretty nice looking pictures.
    He was just riding along.

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    This coyote was on the trail with me a couple weeks ago.

    Sent from my Android - because Carrier Pigeons are slow!

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    Never thought I'd come to MTBR to find out about the Birds and the Bees!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skottsparc View Post
    Some Zebra and an assortment of buck

    Cool! Any lions around those parts? I'm not sure how I'd respond to seeing a lion out during a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skullcap View Post
    you guys down under may have some of the deadliest wildlife on the planet, but you also have some of the cutest. Awwwwwww!
    this! ^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    He was just riding along.
    Actually, I was, but the purpose of the ride was to take photos of wildflowers. As soon as I started to do that, I noticed there were bugs admiring the same flowers.

    Saw these deer yesterday, almost out of camera range.
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    alongside the San Diego Mission Bay bike path

    We see this guy on this same light pole all the time, but he usually flies off before I'm close enough for a cell-phone photo.

    After i was done, another guy on a bike stopped and took the same photo. The bird seemed to be enjoying the attention.
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    pretty good for a cell phone shot of a red tail!!!
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    Riding in Jersey, plenty of deer and plenty of ticks.

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    not the clearest picture but given the circumstance thats the best I could managed

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    Quote Originally Posted by judyklien View Post
    not the clearest picture but given the circumstance thats the best I could managed
    I don't see anything, what is it you took a picture of?
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    A big ass spider.... Just next to the blue knob on my fork

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    Never seen such a square shaped spider. That thing is wicked looking!

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    That spider is gnarly.

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    A Perente out on the trails, he was a decent sized one as well, about a 1.2m long. Sunbathing on a nice section of singletrack, photo's were taken after he'd scampered off a bit and I gave chase to get some piccies.

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    A timber rattlesnake..one of the more venomous snakes in the US...just sunning itself in the middle of the trail..I almost ran over it...I thought it was a root:







    and a snapping turtle laying its eggs..shot on my cell in the Uwharries:

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