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Old 01-20-16, 09:33 PM   #1
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Have You Ever Had This Problem.......

on the way to work????

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Old 01-20-16, 09:50 PM   #2
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I never had anything like that happen, I wish I had. What's amazing was how timid they were with the rider being right there so close he could had petted the mouse, and I doubt the mouse would have cared.
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Old 01-20-16, 09:55 PM   #3
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I haven't seen a moose in a long time. No way I'd get that close to one though. They seem pretty docile... until they charge.

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Old 01-20-16, 11:28 PM   #4
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Chased by Llamas? Yep. Interrupted by Moose? Nope ('course, we don't have those in CA; that would be freaky if that did happen)...
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Old 01-21-16, 01:21 AM   #5
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Great video! The guy did the right thing stepping onto the other side of the railing.

A few weeks ago I had to stop when I saw a coyote in the road up ahead of me. By the time I figured he wasn't going to move and I could get a picture, he wandered off. This road had some Mcmansions on it, but they were pretty sparse. There are deer warning signs but nothing about other critters. I went hiking on Monday and they had one of the trails blocked off because of mountain lion sighting.
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Old 01-21-16, 08:35 AM   #6
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No moose, but I often have to yield to wild turkeys. We both seem to love the hills around Dublin and San Ramon.
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Old 01-21-16, 09:02 AM   #7
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No moose, but I often have to yield to wild turkeys. We both seem to love the hills around Dublin and San Ramon.
I saw a wild turkey running down the streets of downtown Minneapolis a few months ago. Not sure how it got there, maybe it followed the river up from one of the parks. I don't think I have ever encountered one by itself before either. Anyway, they are just about the ugliest animal I've ever seen.

It's kind of cool that wildlife populations seem to be recovering. I lived in a fairly rural area as a kid 40 years ago and I never saw eagles, coyotes, wild turkeys, raccoons, etc. I had to move to the city to find them.
Deer I saw more of when I was living in the burbs.

Raccoons live in the sewers and for awhile our chimney. They're like rats. But I used to see frogs all the time when I was a kid. Now I hardly ever see them. Toads yes, frogs no.

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Old 01-21-16, 09:14 AM   #8
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No moose around here. I encounter white tailed deer pretty regularly, though. They're a lot more skittish so they don't tend to hang around too near me. I've been attacked by geese. A few years ago I ran into a guy taking his macaw for a walk.
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Old 01-21-16, 10:53 AM   #9
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That is crazy! If I were that biker I wouldn't have hung around, I would have immediately hopped the guardrail and crossed to the other side of the road to ride past the mooses!

As for wildlife around here, rabbits all the time is mostly it. Occasionally see a coyote, but they are eager to stay out of your way. Rattlesnakes on trails, but not commuting (although once on a road ride I passed a rattler hanging out on the dirt next to the curb). Once I was surprised by a skunk and almost ran it over, that was scary
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Old 01-21-16, 11:24 AM   #10
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Like the video!

The closest I've come to something like that is a pack of wild turkeys on the MUP early one morning. The male was on the MUP and two or three females were off to the side. I screeched to a halt and waited for them to slowly make their way off the path and into the woods. Maybe took about a minute or two. But there was no way I was going to try to go around them!
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That is crazy! If I were that biker I wouldn't have hung around, I would have immediately hopped the guardrail and crossed to the other side of the road to ride past the mooses!
No, I don't think he had anything to worry about because they weren't being aggressive to car and didn't seem to care they were there, I think putting the guardrail between himself and the moose was a good idea though I probably would taken my bike on the other side too just in case they wanted to test it to see if it could take a stomping.

The only wild beast that scared me was a mountain lion, or Cougar if you will, I happen to see about 10th of mile to my right and was shadowing me from that distance, so I got cranking to my max till I lost sight of him, but he never bothered to chase me anyways. But having heard of cats chasing cyclists and trying to attack them and sometimes succeeding it does become a bit scary. A friend of mine had to place his bike between him and a cat to keep it at bay but after about 5 minutes of dancing with the cat and the bike the cat left, my friend said if felt like he was doing the bike thing with the cat for a long time but realized it wasn't as long as it felt. I once had a deer run out in front of me in a tree bushy river area about 8 to 10 feet in front of me on a night ride while doing about 20 mph which startled me, the odd thing was as big as that deer was I never heard nothing but a twig snap.
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Old 01-21-16, 12:34 PM   #12
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Not moose, squirrel.
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I chase deer out of my way pretty often. Geese I give a wide berth. Turkeys I ride ride at and kick if I can. @#$% turkeys.
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I chase deer out of my way pretty often. Geese I give a wide berth. Turkeys I ride ride at and kick if I can. @#$% turkeys.
I've heard more than once that hunting wild turkeys is difficult; I don't understand how that can be, given the behaviors of the turkeys I've encountered in the wild. They're slow (or at least not in a hurry), and don't show much interest in getting far away from me. I'm pretty sure if I had a shotgun I could pretty easily tear 'em up pretty good.

I once hit a pigeon that didn't get out of the way of my bike fast enough (it was on University Ave, Seattle), and I once hit a goose in the back of the knee with an ultimate disc I chucked at it. I felt bad about that last one.
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@tjspiel, are you sure it wasn't a vulture? They're uglier than turkeys. But they're also more shy. They're actually gentle creatures, and they're very nice to each other.
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Old 01-21-16, 02:41 PM   #16
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Seekrit plan say: Keel moose and sqvuirrel.

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Old 01-26-16, 02:16 PM   #17
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not on a bike - just when we went looking for them in Baxter state park
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Old 01-26-16, 08:33 PM   #18
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Never on my bike and never a moose, but my daughters and I had to turn around on a nature walk when we saw a 6- 7 foot gator in the water next to us. My dog wanted to go say hello, but he was thankfully on a leash.
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