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    glad this isn't my commute

    Bike hit by bear

    "The bear packed a pretty good punch."

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    Hit by a bear? Hope Mr. Hearn went right out and bought a lottery ticket. He's only a century away from here. Every bear I've ever seen around here was in a big hurry to be somewhere else, and I've only seen one in the last 5 yrs. while on my pre-dawn ride to work. Deer are a much more significant hazard. I have had close calls with them before.

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    Our main threat is large snapping turtles on the MUP's. Most of
    our paths are along the storm drain system and through national
    protected wet lands.

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    No bear in my area, but I have had run-ins with deer, skunk, snapping turtles, snakes, woodchucks and geese. I see them all frequently but thankfully they don't become an issue very often.

    I did have a rabbit attack me once ala Monty Python. I was riding down an old railroad trestle that had been converted to be part of the MUP. There was a rabbit near the entrance, and rather than running to the side when I came along it took off down the trestle. About 3/4 of the way across it decided that it was tired of being chased and turned to counter attack. I am not making this up when I say that I ducked and it whizzed over my left shoulder, then ran back down the trestle in the opposite direction. After that I considered carrying the Holy Hand Grenade Of Antioch in my panniers.
    '81 Panasonic Sport, '02 Giant Boulder SE, '08 Felt S32, '10 Diamondback Insight RS, '10 Windsor Clockwork

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    Come here often? <wink> exile's Avatar
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    Glad I don't deal with animals much bigger than squirrels on my commute. Although I have come across a few beavers.
    lil brown bat wrote:
    Wow, aren't other people stupid? It's a good thing that we're so smart. Yay us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exile View Post
    Glad I don't deal with animals much bigger than squirrels on my commute. Although I have come across a few beavers.
    .........no, no I'm not going to say anything..........best to just go.............
    Faster than a sundial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exile View Post
    I have come across a few beavers.
    Must, resist, not, comment, making.

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    The black bear appeared to be shaken, but got up and scurried off into the woods.
    I have this image of a bear in court wearing a neck collar and represented by legal counsel.

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    Dang!

    I worry about hitting a deer at night but that doesn't seem like such a big deal anymore.
    Yep, THAT Ira

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    Quote Originally Posted by exile View Post
    Glad I don't deal with animals much bigger than squirrels on my commute. Although I have come across a few beavers.
    Careful with those squirrels. I've had one run between my wheels and know a few people that haven't been so lucky. Cleaning squirrel chunks out of your wheels isn't pretty. And don't expect it to net you any beaver either.

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