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    I ran into a Road Runner today, too quick for a pic but I love those guys!

    Not "ran" into it like Chaz's poor squirrel!

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    Saw this squished little guy today. Does anybody know what kind of snake it is?


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    I've been trying to get an owl photo for the bird thread. Every-time I think I've found an owl, it turns out to be a dove.

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    That looks like a Lonesome Dove to me...............

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    Imagine you frequently ride trails in a park that is right in the middle of your densely populated neighborhood, and the nearest farm is at least a half hour drive away, over a mountain. Then one day, right next to the singletrack, you see this hilariously out of place surprise:
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    The goats keep going around the hill in the picture.

    Maybe they are rent-a-goats for clearing out all the poison oak shrubs?

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    Almost ran over this little guy on the trail this morning.

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    My glove next to it for size reference, just a baby! I moved him about 20 feet off the trail so he wouldn't get ran over and squished.

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    some weird crazed desert dweller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeggs1993 View Post
    Imagine you frequently ride trails in a park that is right in the middle of your densely populated neighborhood, and the nearest farm is at least a half hour drive away, over a mountain. Then one day, right next to the singletrack, you see this hilariously out of place surprise:
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    The goats keep going around the hill in the picture.

    Maybe they are rent-a-goats for clearing out all the poison oak shrubs?
    Probably. I pass through a neighborhood of multi-million dollar mansions (and I'm in Georgia) on my way to work and one day, one of the houses had a bunch of rent-a-goats in the front yard, clearing out the English Ivy. Granted, this was an older house and not worth as much but it sits next to a 3 million dollar estate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by screamingbunny View Post
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    Amazing shot of a Snowy Owl.

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    Saw this squished little guy today. Does anybody know what kind of snake it is?


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    Looks like a Milksnake to me. Hard telling though by its dark skin, probably due to decomposition. Normally the orange marking are brighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Almost ran over this little guy on the trail this morning.

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    My glove next to it for size reference, just a baby! I moved him about 20 feet off the trail so he wouldn't get ran over and squished.

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    Awesome little dude. A desert tortoise, lucky you.
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    LOL ^ great inquisitive shot. Riding along the other day I spotted a mother and her fawn Muledeer. This is the fawn trying to catch up to mom.

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    Here's my mom and fawn deer shot, whitetail from my ride this morning. Tiniest fawn I ever recall seeing.

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    Last year at these trails I met a guy who said shortly before we met, he was riding and a fellow rider stopped him on the trail. She said a deer had just birthed a fawn in the middle of the trail. She had spooked the mom but they could see her watching a short ways away. They waited a ways up the trail to stop any other riders and eventually the fawn wobbled up and was reunited with its mom. I would love to have seen that.
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    Unfortunate Event...

    Cougar kills mountain biker, injures another in Washington state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Here's my mom and fawn deer shot, whitetail from my ride this morning. Tiniest fawn I ever recall seeing.

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    Last year at these trails I met a guy who said shortly before we met, he was riding and a fellow rider stopped him on the trail. She said a deer had just birthed a fawn in the middle of the trail. She had spooked the mom but they could see her watching a short ways away. They waited a ways up the trail to stop any other riders and eventually the fawn wobbled up and was reunited with its mom. I would love to have seen that.
    Cool story and great shot. A few years ago there was someone [I canít recall who] on these forums telling of coming around a blind corner to a mother Moose who had just given birth to her calf on the trail.
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    These are kind of hard to photograph - they move so fast and then dive and reappear somewhere else.

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    I also passed a lizard.

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    ^ Nice doe Pronghorn shot, and some domestic goats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    ^ Nice doe Pronghorn shot, and some domestic goats.
    As always, thanks for the id. I wanted to photograph some black bear, but, no luck today.

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    This weekend I saw 1 bear, 1 moose, and a bunch of Beluga Whales, while mountain biking.

    Whale is white speck in first pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCTJ View Post
    As always, thanks for the id. I wanted to photograph some black bear, but, no luck today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Amazing shot of a Snowy Owl.



    Looks like a Milksnake to me. Hard telling though by its dark skin, probably due to decomposition. Normally the orange marking are brighter.
    I'm thinking Northern Water Snake with the thick body and dark color.

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    "In regions with cold winters, black bears may hibernate for up to several months. Keeping this in mind, the best time to seek to take black bear pictures is in late spring, summer or early fall."

    They should be out of their caves by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott O View Post
    I'm thinking Northern Water Snake with the thick body and dark color.
    Could be, hard to tell due to decomposition. You are right about the thick body and it not being a Milksnake.
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    Does this count as an animal encounter? :-) Oh yeah, this is the North Shore of Vancouver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    ^ Nice doe Pronghorn shot, and some domestic goats.
    I was hoping that they were domesticated mountain goats (if such a thing exists). I do want to get a mountain goat photo for the blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCTJ View Post
    I was hoping that they were domesticated mountain goats (if such a thing exists). I do want to get a mountain goat photo for the blog.
    Nope, just domestic goats. Mountain Goats are way up in the high country of only a few states. Iíll get some photos next time I get up high. Actually my sister was biking last summer near Dillon Colorado and almost got ran over by one. It came running down the side of the mountain and crossed right in front of her. Iíll have her email me the photos she took and lost them up.


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    Hmmm - it seems like mountain goats would more likely be encountered hiking, rather than mountain biking. (or at Thunder Mountain in Disneyland).

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    Last week was rural Coyotes and urban Red Fox. This week is apparently rural Deer (fawn's in tow) and urban Red Fox Squirrels, Black Fox Squirrels and so many Cotton Tail Rabbits I feel like I'm in a Hitchcock movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    Does this count as an animal encounter? :-) Oh yeah, this is the North Shore of Vancouver.

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    Yes!
    Somehow found this one in the dark without running it over. And almost got stung by a hornet at the same time - in the dark! It was warm quite early today.
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    The shell is probably >1".

    btw - that baby desert tortoise looks as big a Volkswagon Beetle in the first pic.

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    A bachelor herd of 15 BIG RAMS today. There were 8 in one herd and 7 in a herd just 100í away from the other herd. I call that one herd. All Rams and no female Ewes.


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    And some elk in velvet.

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    And some deer and 2 Bald Eagles. A good day for wildlife.
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    I was attacked by an owl last night. I was setting up for a corner and my brakes squealed due to them being wet from some light rain. Next thing I know something hits my helmet and all I see is a huge set of wings in my face. Scariest thing that's ever happened on the bike. I guess it thought my head was a rabbit or squirrel lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke View Post
    I was attacked by an owl last night. I was setting up for a corner and my brakes squealed due to them being wet from some light rain. Next thing I know something hits my helmet and all I see is a huge set of wings in my face. Scariest thing that's ever happened on the bike. I guess it thought my head was a rabbit or squirrel lol.
    Lucky you didn't get a set of tallons in the face..

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    Most dangerous animal encounter to me was a squirrel. Little effer zigged and zagged 'til he was certain to end up under my front tire taking it out from under me. Went OTB pretty hard. It just stared at me when I got up then it ran off barking. I full on panic brake now every time I see a squirrel running along the trail. Furry tailed rat bastards.

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    Rattlesnakes usually look just like a stick in the trail till you're right on top of em then your brain screams that's no stick and you literally have a knee jerk reaction almost kneeing yourself in the face. Bad thing is for a few weeks after that any stick in the trail will get you... not to proud of a thing being scared of a stick.

    This was the last one that spooked me as it recoiled when I rode by. Not a big snake as far as rattlers go but big for the species I think.

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    It calmed right down and ignored me. "He's a good boy" as Steve Irwin used to say..

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    Also had a skunk run out onto the trail right in front of me at dusk one time. He looked at me and just kept going thankfully. Think I would have preferred a rattlesnake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnoTrack View Post
    Most dangerous animal encounter to me was a squirrel. Little effer zigged and zagged 'til he was certain to end up under my front tire taking it out from under me. Went OTB pretty hard. It just stared at me when I got up then it ran off barking. I full on panic brake now every time I see a squirrel running along the trail. Furry tailed rat bastards.
    lol that's what I get on my local trails too! I love those little guys, especially when they take off in front of you, not knowing where to go. I get the same thing with wild rabbits. We have snakes, but I rarely get to meet them, its been a couple of years which is a lot for SoCal.
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    I see all types of critters, but our local snake population is largely non-venomous. Most danger on the trail? Little dogs on leashes. Can run them over without getting sued, usually attached to a hostile owner (who's on their smart phone because why enjoy nature without Netflix), agile and largely unaware.
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    scared this bad boy off of the gated fs road last night, I was going in to makes some changes on my game cam. Pretty sure it is the same wolf. We have history.
    5th time I have had wolf expierences on this particular gated road.
    roughly 4 miles from the house outside of cda, Idaho.
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    ^^^^ Very cool! Any other game or critters captured on this camera?
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    this cam has gotten, wolves, coyotes, bears, cougars, moose, deer, elk and turkeys.

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    Incredible wolf pic!

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    Awesome! ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcg3745 View Post



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    Dead emu... sad

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    Dead emu... sad

    Yeah, thatís never a good sign in Africa. Look over your shoulder.
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    Along the way I found a baby bird (possible woodpecker?) on the road. It couldn't fly so I led it to the side of the road so it wouldn't get run over and where I think the nest was located. When I went back, it wasn't there... I hope it's ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yeah, thatís never a good sign in Africa. Look over your shoulder.
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    When I ride on unusually hot days, I see more animals. I'm not sure if it is because the trails are vacant of people, or the animals are lethargic, or both. One hot day, a rabbit just didn't seem to want to get off the trail, and then the same with a lizard. Another day, two fawns didn't know what to do when i came around the corner and their mother bolted. These are midafternoon rides, when usually the animals are hiding from people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yeah, thatís never a good sign in Africa. Look over your shoulder.
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    Emus are Australian
    That's why it's never a good sign in Africa.
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    Cool Bighorn. Another animal I still need to photograph for my blog. The buffalo looks fake though. You can easily encounter buffalo by driving for 12 hours to Antelope Island, Utah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCTJ View Post
    Cool Bighorn. Another animal I still need to photograph for my blog. The buffalo looks fake though. You can easily encounter buffalo by driving for 12 hours to Antelope Island, Utah.
    I guess you missed the 4 female Ewes on the cliff above looking down on the Ram in the river.

    I also saw 2 herds of all Rams the day before. One herd had 8 and the other herd had 7. The herds were only 100í apart so I call that one big ass herd of 15 RAMS.

    And yes the Bison is fake. I could drive 45 minutes to film a huge herd of Bison. Theyíre on a ranch outside of Cheyenne Wyoming, but the ranch is so big itís as if they are in the wild. There are also Pronghorn Antelope everywhere up there.
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    We drove out to Dinosaur National Monument over the weekend and viewed the dinosaur bone quarry. Now, those are some old animals! It also looked like a cool place to go river rafting. This dinosaur had no idea that it would be forever famous as a fossil artifact viewed by millions after it died. I uploaded my photo.

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    Went to ride some Martis this afternoon, about 5:30 I cross 267 (right at Northstar) with my dog and we're about halfway across the new bridge just a stone's throw from the hwy and 3 coyotes come charging outta the woods. Dog's behind me (luckily) and I'm not even across the bridge so I turn the bike sideways blocking their path while yelling "Get the F... outta here" in my loudest, deepest & meanest voice. The lead coyote comes to a screeching halt about 15 feet away while the others peel off, one in each direction and retreat back the way they came from. I was more freaked out than she was but we did end up climbing up to do a Beer Garden and then back for some Bear Market without incident.
    We always hear how bold those guys are, but Holy Sh..!

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    Top photo is a Prairie Dog and the bottom photo is not a Woodchuck but rather a Marmot. Often confused for one another. Great shots by the way.
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    Another turtle

    I've been seeing a lot of turtles lately. We've got a lot of rain and these guys are puttering down the trail far from their 'normal' water source.animal encounters-snappercrop1.jpg

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    Not seeing any bears - actually, yesterday, I didn't see any large animals at all.

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    A few more from Saturday.

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    Sitting down to dinner, and looked out the window, two Bucks while it's not unusual to see deer, on or near my property, seeing bucks is pretty unusual.
    Sorry for the picture quality, taken through a window with a cheap Lumix camera.

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    Nice ^

    Iíve been seeing a lot of Rams this year. Today 5 more together and then 2 more a few minutes later. The largest one in this group was a monster full curl and very thick horned.

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    ^ Are rams aggressive or friendly in general?
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    ^ Are rams aggressive or friendly in general?
    It looks like they like to show their butts..or was that on purpose DJ?

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    Couple of years back on a trail in the midst of a suburban hellscape (Katie Jackson Park/Trail in Dallas), I was tooling along in an open field section and saw/heard something tawny move in the grass over to my left. Figured it was the usual squirrel or rabbit, but no, it was a pretty decent-sized bobcat.

    Best part was, it got on the trail in front of me for about 20 yards, so I was chasing it yelling something idiotic like "here kitty" (I'm a cat fan) until it veered off the trail into some brush. That was really pretty cool. They are white on their bellies, under their tail, and on the bottoms of their feet, so it was kind of flashing as it loped along ahead of me.

    It was a vague disappointment to me when I started riding a few years ago that you can't lollygag around while riding, looking for critters and whatnot. It's more than made up for by other aspects of the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwiceHorn View Post
    Couple of years back on a trail in the midst of a suburban hellscape (Katie Jackson Park/Trail in Dallas), I was tooling along in an open field section and saw/heard something tawny move in the grass over to my left. Figured it was the usual squirrel or rabbit, but no, it was a pretty decent-sized bobcat.

    Best part was, it got on the trail in front of me for about 20 yards, so I was chasing it yelling something idiotic like "here kitty" (I'm a cat fan) until it veered off the trail into some brush. That was really pretty cool. They are white on their bellies, under their tail, and on the bottoms of their feet, so it was kind of flashing as it loped along ahead of me.

    It was a vague disappointment to me when I started riding a few years ago that you can't lollygag around while riding, looking for critters and whatnot. It's more than made up for by other aspects of the sport.
    We can't lollygag around looking for critters and whatnot? News to me.

    I always hoped to see a bobcat out riding. But the only one I've seen showed up in my backyard one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    ^ Are rams aggressive or friendly in general?
    No not in general but itís not unheard of. Iíve had them fake charge me.

    This one made a name for himself.





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    It looks like they like to show their butts..or was that on purpose DJ?

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    No, itís just what they kept doing that day. Hereís a better angle from the same day.

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    I heard a baby bear calling out and then saw it running around, and finally out of sight. I had reached a fork in the trail, and stopped, hoping I wasn't supposed to be heading toward where the bear was making all the fuss, because I didn't want mama to jump out and have me for a snack. I took a video, but it ended up looking like a fumbled Bigfoot sighting with a weird noise in the distance.

    Later, I came around a corner and dodged (I think I dodged?) a basketball sized pile of $&*% in the middle of the trail. I assumed it was from a horse at the time, but figured out later with a friend that it probably was bear, since I hadn't seen any hoof marks on the trail. I had my Timber bell ringing most of the time, so there is that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeggs1993 View Post
    Later, I came around a corner and dodged (I think I dodged?) a basketball sized pile of $&*% in the middle of the trail. I assumed it was from a horse at the time, but figured out later with a friend that it probably was bear, since I hadn't seen any hoof marks on the trail. I had my Timber bell ringing most of the time, so there is that.
    Did it have berries or grass in it? If it had berries in it, it was Black Bear scat. If it had grass, itís horse crap. It it had a Timber Bell in it, it was Grizzly Bear scat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Did it have berries or grass in it? If it had berries in it, it was Black Bear scat. If it had grass, itís horse crap. It it had a Timber Bell in it, it was Grizzly Bear scat.
    lol, did not stop to check, but gtk

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    I was on a fairly lengthy climb on a local trail, when I met a red fox. He came out of the woods, looked at me as if to say Ďsup, and paced me for about 200 yards before darting back into the woods. It was nice to have the company, and I hope he caught something good to eat that night.

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    25 years ago I was on my way to work at 4 in the morning, came around the corner of a restaurant ( in town) and hit a possum.... went OTB and roadrashed my shoulder, ear and my cheek ( no helmet)..... coworkers freaked when I got to work covered in blood.... after that I started wearing a helmet
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    We can't lollygag around looking for critters and whatnot? News to me.

    I always hoped to see a bobcat out riding. But the only one I've seen showed up in my backyard one day.
    In DFW, most of the trails are relatively narrow single track so that if you are riding at even moderate speed, you must keep your eyes on the trail. Similarly, stopping on the trail tends to be inadvisable if there are other riders anywhere around: you have to stand off in the poison ivy/oak with the chiggers and copperheads. So not much animal gazing to be done while riding unless it's in your peripheral vision.

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    Not my video but pretty amazing so I thought Iíd share it here.

    Cattle guards are made to keep cattle from crossing where a fence meets a road. Metal bars set into the ground that the cattle know is dangerous to cross, they rarely try. If tried their legs drop in and they will break a leg and die. The impending disaster is so bred into them over generations that today even painted lines on the road will deter them from trying. Cattle guards are a pretty common sight in the western US.

    This Elk quickly assessed the situation and mastered it with ease.



    A better view of what a cattle guard looks like.

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    LOL- That is an awesome video.

    I grew up on a farm and worked for a couple years on a ranch in Montana. Every spring we'd spend DAYS up in the mountains restringing fence lines that elk had mowed down during the winter. Kind of hard to describe but they would literally just put their head down, snap the wires from the fenceposts whether they were steel or metal, and just keep right on walking. LOL

    Was a lot of work but they are such a cool animal.
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    Not my encounter but a nice story of a mountain biker helping a dog out. Would be cool if he is a member here or of someone knows him.

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    You are on a roll tonight, great story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDTransplant View Post
    LOL- That is an awesome video.

    I grew up on a farm and worked for a couple years on a ranch in Montana. Every spring we'd spend DAYS up in the mountains restringing fence lines that elk had mowed down during the winter. Kind of hard to describe but they would literally just put their head down, snap the wires from the fenceposts whether they were steel or metal, and just keep right on walking. LOL

    Was a lot of work but they are such a cool animal.
    Living in Colorado like you in Montana I see Elk almost daily. Iíve heard of them tweaking fences like that with their antelers although Iíve never witnessed it. I have seen them walk up to a barbwire fence and lope over it. Yes lope over, no running start, just walk up and in one motion lope over. Iíve also seen them at speed jump over. No matter how often I see them they always fascinate with how majestic of a creature they are.

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    Not my encounter but a nice story of a mountain biker helping a dog out. Would be cool if he is a member here or of someone knows him.
    Amazing story of humanity, thanks for sharing.
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    What you looking at? (This is either a deer or an extra-terrestrial).

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    LOL ^

    I saw a Black Bear yesterday. He wasnít a full grown adult or a cub. Looked to be a year old. In the exact same area I saw a mother and two cubs last year at this time. Possibly one of those cubs. He was moving along at a pretty good clip I could get a good shot between tree and boulder cover.

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    I've wanted to photograph a black bear for a while now. I haven't even seen any paw prints or claw marks on trees...nothing.

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    https://www.facebook.com/pbs/videos/897925257058721/

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    And this.

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    Just got back from Africa for 56 days My last ride was a family MTB at Hell's Gate Lake Naivasha Kenya. Yeah its was bad ass!

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    We saw lots of Zebras, Hartebeests, Giraffe, Baboons, Warthogs, and Cape Buffalo. Was hoping to see some Hyenas up close but no cigar!

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    Probably the most interesting wildlife I have a found. A tarantula hawk wasp dragging a lifeless tarantula back to its nest. Saw it earlier this evening on my ride near the Pasadena JPL sunset trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughster View Post
    Just got back from Africa for 56 days My last ride was a family MTB at Hell's Gate Lake Naivasha Kenya. Yeah its was bad ass!

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    We saw lots of Zebras, Hartebeests, Giraffe, Baboons, Warthogs, and Cape Buffalo. Was hoping to see some Hyenas up close but no cigar!

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    Wow!

    I started to delete your photos in my reply but decided to leave them, they are well worth another look.
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    Looks like an amazing trip Roughster. Thanks for sharing the awesome shots.

    Yesterday evening I had yet another near miss of hitting a herd of Bighorn. About identical of an event as last week. This shot was taken of a ram after he scurried up the cliff on the right right side of the road. About 20í from me as I snapped the photo. Some lady was screaming from her driveway telling me to stop harassing the wildlife. Really? All I did was stop to avoid hitting them and pulled over. Jumped out and snapped this photo of a young healthy looking ram and then moved on. Bich! She said this as I was getting back in my truck. I said nothing and left. I guess because she lives in this canyon she own the rights to any wildlife viewing.

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    Elk, thatís this years calf directly behind the bull in the water.

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    and the tourons were out of their cars trying to get selfies with them
    Enjoy the ride...

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    they like to chase me in the spring when the babies are just born
    Enjoy the ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdirk View Post
    Probably the most interesting wildlife I have a found. A tarantula hawk wasp dragging a lifeless tarantula back to its nest. Saw it earlier this evening on my ride near the Pasadena JPL sunset trail

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    Just saw this now - that's pretty cool!

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    Usual SoCal companion, my first one this year.

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    Recent close encounter with a blueberry-lovin bear

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    No bears were seen on this trip but some hikers and dog owners carried bells with them on the trails
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    No bears were seen on this trip but some hikers and dog owners carried bells with them on the trails
    And you can tell itís Black Bear scat and not a Grizzly. You know, the lack of bike bells and pepper spray bottles is a dead give away.
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