While reading the thread about the worse drivers and what they drive I got to thinking that not all of my close calls while on my bike were with vehicles.
Last fall while on my road bike, I encountered a small herd (about 18 to 20) of buffalo crossing the road. The largest bull spotted me and stopped in my lane and began staring me down while the rest of the herd continued to cross. Not knowing how he would react if I were to try to pass him I greatly reduced my speed while I tried to think what to do. Luckily a car came up behind me. I guess the driver saw what was going on and decided to help out. They slowly pulled around me and pulled up to the bull and began honking his horn. The bull finally walked off the road but kept his eye on me as I pedaled passed.
Although I've had many close encounters with deer, racoons, skunks, snakes, and turkeys while on my mountian bike I was cought off-guard because I wasn't really expecting it on my road bike.
What kind of out of the ordinary non-vehicular close encounters have you had while on your bikes?