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    Wildlife you have seen on trail...post your pics...

    Here's a shot of some type of minature frog....saw quite a few of these on ride at Kingdom Trails this past weekend....Northern Vermont has had a record breaking rainfall in June and July....never seen these little dudes before. Post up pics of wildlife you have seen on the trails....and where you were riding when you snapped the picture. Ride On!
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    wildlife

    saw a black bear on an old class 4 road in MRV last night, very cool.

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    I have already posted these but what the heck

    A doe I saw out on a ride, a couple Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) butterflies, and a cool little inchworm (not sure what type)
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    Came around a corner and almost hit this coyote running across the trail a couple of weeks ago on the Colorado front range.
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    I don't know if you call this "the trail", but my wife snapped this one in our front yard about a minute before I came rolling in the front walk after a ride. (Of course, blindly around those bushes - luckily he had moved already).

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/146097748/" title="Snail trail! by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/52/146097748_ea1c691770_o.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Snail trail!" /></a>

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    Took these while riding the Cades Cove loop in the Smoky Mtns. Not many places where you can see this much wildlife in just two days while on a bike. Plus one pic of my American Eskimo dog..

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    These things are always running people off the trails!
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    kidding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana
    Here's a shot of some type of minature frog....saw quite a few of these on ride at Kingdom Trails this past weekend....Northern Vermont has had a record breaking rainfall in June and July....never seen these little dudes before. Post up pics of wildlife you have seen on the trails....and where you were riding when you snapped the picture. Ride On!
    Jeff,

    My wife and I have those in our backyard, but I think they are just juveniles not a specific species. My wife and I debated this when we first found them, and then they started getting bigger over the summer.
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    I damn near ran over a black shell, black/orange head turtle one day. didn't think to get pics, tho. I just ducked around it because I thought it was a rock, then it moved. got off my bike, went to take a closer look, and it was a turtle. I just sorta stood behind it and moved my hand close to it, which was enough to get it to move off the trail. it would have sucked if someone who knows how to get airtime off of a small rock had mistaken it for a rock and tried to get airtime off of it
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    saw this guy being chased by Al Gore. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by volleybrad


    kidding...
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    Love the pics everyone!

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    I need to start bringing a camera more often. So far this year I've seen 2 bobcats, 5 coyotes, a massive wild boar, a golden eagle, and more deer and turkeys than I can count. Actually came within a few inches of hitting one of the turkeys and did run right over a baby rattlesnake. But, alas, no pictures

    P.S.-great shot of the mnt goat. Those guys are pretty shy, its lucky to get such a close shot.
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    Sorry for the camera phone pic.

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    Nice fat Horny Toad.
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    Last weekend I found a horny toad that was about an inch long. Tiny little bugger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordy
    Last weekend I found a horny toad that was about an inch long. Tiny little bugger.
    Like this? I like Horny Toads, they are the only lizard that is slow enough that I can catch them.
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    Whatever this trap is for I don't want to run into on the trail.


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    A Marmot. Ape Canyon Trail on Mt. St. Helens

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    nothing exotic but this encounter was pretty close.

    I was stopped at Whistler BP's Original Sin trail when this grouse hopped on to my rear wheel. I thought that was cool so I took a picture of it. It then hopped on to my handlebars and then hovered in fron of my face and started pecking at my helmet,camera and hands. I tried to shoo it away but no luck. I just rode away.

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    I never see anything, I'm too busy riding















































    All in and around Fort Collins, CO or less than a 1 hrs drive away.



    I probably have a few more somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sly_foxx
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    WTF is this thing?

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    These Dudes are supposed to be sleeping ....

    during the day when we saw him or her....riding the Snappers in Mtn Top, PA. in June.
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    Great thread. Thanks all for the outstanding pics
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    A few more from out my "Backdoor Trail" (a few PG-13)










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    Not sure what it was

    Just riding along and all the sudden I hear wings fluttering and a bunch of racket in the brush.
    Scared the hell out of me couldent have been more then 2 or 3 feet away.

    I stop to take a look and this bird has its wings all hung up in the branches.
    So I take a long stick and push the brush away from it.
    It just sat there and stared at me for the longest time and would not move at all.
    On my way back through I stoped to check on it and it was gone.





    I think it was a baby Hawk?





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    I swerved at the last moment to avoid this little guy. He blended in so well I barely saw him. I shooed him off the trail, but I was probably the only one to have gone through in quite some time. As I was leaving, I almost stepped on his sibling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rutkiller
    WTF is this thing?

    a mountain goat...

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    This is a Chuckwalla. I took the picture on South Mountain in Phoenix. It's a two foot iguana-like lizard. The males found on South Mountain are the only type of Chuckwalla to have the bright orange tails.
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    The best I've seen was a Kangaroo in the Blue Mountain about an hour from Sydney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sly_foxx
    a mountain goat...
    At times like this, I am glad that I live in the over-populated, flat, urban jungle called New Jersey. No mountain goats here.... damn that thing is weird looking.....

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    onbelaydave FTW! super sick shots! what camera are you using?
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    Now I want to move to Ft. Collins, CO!

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    This thread is making my trigger finger itch.

    Good think hunting season is right around the corner.
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    Lots of these
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    Really nice shots everyone.

    onbelaydave -- I really like the pick of the Black-crowned Night Heron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rutkiller
    WTF is this thing?
    A Mountain Goat, they are very rare to see and live above the tree line up on the jagged peaks, and only found in the U.S.A. I lived in Colorado for 12 years and I only had one sighting.
    The mountain goat inhabits the Rocky Mountains and Cascade Mountain Range regions of North America, from northern Washington, Idaho and Montana through British Columbia and Alberta, into the southern Yukon and southeastern Alaska. Its northernmost range is said to be along the northern fringe of the Chugach Mountains in southcentral Alaska. Transplanted populations can also be found in such areas as Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, South Dakota and the Olympic Peninsula of Washington.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleTrackLovr

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    That is a "big old" Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep and they don't get much bigger. He is considered a full curl and a trophy. It is only legal to shoot a half curl or bigger in Colorado. They have been known to reach one and a quarter curl but this is very rare. It takes eight years for one to reach a full curl which is how old the one you photographed is. A very rare sight to see one this big in today’s world, consider yourself very lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rydog9991
    A Marmot. Ape Canyon Trail on Mt. St. Helens

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    This brings up a very funny memory for me. I took my girlfriend who is a native Southern California girl to Colorado my old stomping grounds. We were up above Estes Park and above tree line where Marmots are very common. She saw one and got all excited as she loves wildlife. She said "look a Beaver" I responded laughing it's not a Beaver it's a Marmot. So later on we end up back at my parent’s house where we were staying. And she is describing to my dad [an avid hunter] all the wildlife she had seen. We saw Deer, Big Horn Sheep, Elk and Varmints. My dad was like you saw what? She said Varmints, my dad I started cracking up and I said honey you mean you saw Marmots. And to this day she insists that they are Varmints and not Marmots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave








    Awesome shots, this is one of the many reasons I miss living in Loveland. Did you see the Mountain Goat up off of Trail Ridge road? That is the only place I have ever seen one. Also where did you spot the Snapping Turtle? I have never seen one in Colorado although I lived in upstate N.Y. as a kid and they were every where.
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    Yes you are right!

    That bird looks to be an immature [baby] Harris Hawk. Or some other kind of Hawk but it is defiantly a yearling. BTW don’t harass the wildlife once you spot it watch it and enjoy it and then be on your way. Don’t try to stick them with a branch. This little dude was probably just out of the nest and learning how to fly. And this big dumb monster looking human comes along and pushes a stick in his face. You may have really interfered and put him in harms way. By him flailing to the ground some where when he wasn’t ready to fly. Right in the grasps of all the predators. I don’t mean to ruin your day but think about it. Just enjoy the sight and move along please don’t harass them in any way.
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    I've looked at that picture of the mountain goat about 12 times today. That's the weirdest looking thing I've ever seen. It looks like a hairy cow with a "too-small-for-its-body" goat head. I'm glad these mofo's don't wander around in my region. Damn.....

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    Some beautiful (and some funny) photos. I’ll have to start bringing a camera on my rides. I’ve see allot of deer, bear, moose, elk, turkeys, grouse, and coyotes. I’ve also been stalked by a cougar cross-country skiing a few years ago.
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