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Old 11-01-04, 04:18 PM
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the other night (during the lunar eclipse) i actually ran one over on the bike path. it was huge. a whole pack of em crossed the path all of a sudden right in front of me. it was sooooo gross i totally got slimed by it and that horrible thump of my rear wheel going over that muck-covered overgrown rat-beaver will be with me forever. mostly it sucks because i really like nightriding FAST on the bike path and now im freaked out by the goddamn little *****. it was fine by the way, didnt seem hurt at all. they have to be some of the dumbest creatures alive. it just sauntered off while i shook my fist, my leg streaked with sewer smear. my friend clipped the head of another one of em with his pedal. i cant believe we didnt crash. ewww i CANT get its glistening yellow teeth outta my head, im glad i didnt panic and clip out of my pedals because i wouldve crashed for sure.

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Old 11-01-04, 04:21 PM
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you need deer whistles on your bike
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i dont think nutria follow their sense of hearing as much as deer-- and i doubt 'deer whistles' even work with deer. nutria are seriously stupid. i doubt they even comprehend what the bike path is. sometimes one of em is just hanging out chewing on some plant in the middle of the road. you come up all slow-like waiting for the thing to get the **** outta the way, yelling at it and everything, and it just hisses at you.
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I've had good luck whistling at squirrels to get them to move. Don't know anything about nutria, so I don't know if it would work with them.
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I ran over a squirrel once. In the cemetery they always run to the middle of the road and then either run back or to the other side. I tried to get out of its way but it ran at me, even though I avoided it like crazy. I looked back and it was already gone. It probably went off to die.
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The deer whistle on my van works fairly well. You'll notice the deer on the side of the road stop what they are doing and look up and as you get closer to them. Well, all except for that one dumbass deer that decided to run across the street. I hit it square on the body and threw it forward about 50 feet. It sat dazed for a few seconds before jumping up and running into the woods. Luckily no damage to the van.

On an off-topic side note I had to swerve my van from the fast lane to the middle lane on the highway to avoid an oncoming bouncing tire that broke free from a station wagon going in the opposite direction today. I saw the station wagon grinding it's front left axle as it tried to make it to the right shoulder, sparks and everything. Just like in COPS or World's Wildest Police Videos. The damn tire bounced about 75 feet in my lane before bouncing back into the westbound lanes. Scary!
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If I hit that in a field on my trailbike it would be a Nutria-Grain Waffle.
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Mountain biking in western MA I once hit a wild turkey. That's my fantastic story.

As for getting them out of the way, I'd suggest an H&K G-36C.
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
If I hit that in a field on my trailbike it would be a Nutria-Grain Waffle.

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Hit a deer once Going up to Whistler at night. He actually dented the front bumper of my '79 242. Poor dear. Never found it. He wouldn't have been walking right after that.
If you have ever looked at the front bumper of a '79 volvo you would know what I mean.
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this thread gets a BATTY for sure...a fixed thread on a goddam guinea pig on roids? Love it...
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Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
Mountain biking in western MA I once hit a wild turkey.
How the **** did you hit a wild turkey. It must be a great story. Were both you and the turkey loaded?
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I had a squirrel run into my spoke the otherday... Just kinda bounced off.
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Originally Posted by South Fulcrum
How the **** did you hit a wild turkey. It must be a great story. Were both you and the turkey loaded?
I think he hit something while DRINKING Wild Turkey - could give the same results.
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I came around a turn and there were a whole bunch of 'em crossing the trail. There are a lot of turkeys in that part of the country. Definitely would have been more interesting had I been drinking wild turkey at the time...
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Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
I came around a turn and there were a whole bunch of 'em crossing the trail. There are a lot of turkeys in that part of the country. Definitely would have been more interesting had I been drinking wild turkey at the time...
were you on the norwottuck trail? i used to live in hadley (between northampton and amherst) and encountered a flock of wild turkeys on that trail once. i miss that place.
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Cycling at night on Lopez Island, WA my buddy and I came within about 15feet of hitting a deer. That was scary. Our headlights were just barely bright enough to see it in the road. Funny enough...it still did the whole "deer in the headlights" thing.

btw...I think deer whistles need you to go at least 40 mph for them to work so...good luck w/ all that ;-)
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Originally Posted by habitus
were you on the norwottuck trail? i used to live in hadley (between northampton and amherst) and encountered a flock of wild turkeys on that trail once. i miss that place.
Just old farm/logging roads on private property in Williamsburg, near the reservoir on top of Unquamonk Hill.
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Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
Just old farm/logging roads on private property in Williamsburg, near the reservoir on top of Unquamonk Hill.
cool. love that area. used to teach at an elementary school in the brassworks bullding on the mill river in haydenville. sometimes i'd take the backroads through sunderland and whately and i'd pass by the reservoir. dems be the days.

what were you doing in that area?
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Originally Posted by habitus
what were you doing in that area?
Growing up. Lived in Northampton and Williamsburg from age 2-14.
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Once I blew fire at a friend's party with Wild Turkey.
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once i was pretty hung over, went mountain biking, and puked like four times on the loop
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Originally Posted by bostontrevor
Once I blew fire at a friend's party with Wild Turkey.
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Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
Mountain biking in western MA I once hit a wild turkey. That's my fantastic story.

As for getting them out of the way, I'd suggest an H&K G-36C.
You mean you were hitting it up with THIS wild turkey...
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