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Thread: wildlife on my ride thread
16-05-13, 08:32 #1
wildlife on my ride thread
As I was out riding last night, I spotted various creatures along the way, which made me think we should have a thread detailing what we've seen. Last night I saw:
some long thin thing that moved so fast I couldn't identify it!
and not sure they could be considered wild....around 20 Llamas!!
what did you see?
16-05-13, 09:12 #2
18 Ring tailed lemurs
Rough Legged Buzzard
16-05-13, 10:25 #3
17-05-13, 10:03 #4
Ah, there's nowt like a ptarmigan mid-ride.
17-05-13, 10:18 #5
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
From last nights ride down the river:
Rabbits (dead and alive), Fox (Dead), Badgers(dead), Deers, Squirell (dead and Alive) several Varieties of Gull, Swallows, Swans, Black Swan, Heron, Some big fuck off bird of prey, Cows, Sheep, Some massive Carp thing but that was in a fishermans net. and Midges fucking millions of fucking midges.
17-05-13, 10:20 #6
How about animals you've killed or mortally wounded on a ride?
I ran over an adder (just thought it was a branch before it was too late), it slithered off with a flat bit in the middle, and a Nobby Nic tread pattern no doubt.
Also got a rabbit caught in my wheel, that made a loud squeak.
Just missed a red squirrel in Scotland by about an inch, lucky bugger that was.
Also cycled through a herd of rats on a night ride, may have squished one or two.
Also got chased by a badger.
17-05-13, 11:01 #7
I've had a squirrel jump through my front wheel. I expected to be over the bars and looking at a repair bill but just some clattering and squeaking and it was off, no harm done.
I have (genuinly) cycled alongside some running wildebeest, on a trail that runs alongside the big zoo near Folkestone.
17-05-13, 11:04 #8
Two rocks turned out to be very dirty sheep on one ride, ended up riding next to them trying to leg it for about 200m before they found a gap in a fence. Otherwise I mostly see dead things these days as I'm on the roads all the time.
17-05-13, 11:20 #9
I've ridden past the same wildebeest as Stan as well as a few gnu & several bison in the same place. A few miles up the road you can also enjoy the stench of wild boar too (and more recently, beaver).
Seen the usual rabbits, badgers, foxes, squirrels - both dead & alive, all manner of deer, cattle & assorted livestock, llamas, alpacas (in Devon of all places), eagles & a rattlesnake in California and a copulating couple in Kent.
17-05-13, 11:23 #10
Oh, and I almost forgot the pteradactyl.
Edit: And head butting a squirrel.
Last edited by Nobby; 17-05-13 at 14:15.
17-05-13, 11:27 #11
17-05-13, 12:01 #12
17-05-13, 12:05 #13
Just one at a time though, once you get any more than that they become troublesome, believe me
17-05-13, 12:10 #14
That's one bushy beaver she's got there...
17-05-13, 13:34 #15
Hare, rabbits, nice hawk that flew up the trail ahead of me, deer, barn owl.
as for kills,
once went over a squirrel that shot out infront of me, birds in wheels, including once a pheasant.
17-05-13, 14:22 #16
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
ooh... did you take it home and cook it?
17-05-13, 15:31 #17
17-05-13, 15:33 #18
just reminded me, somewhere on the internet is a picture of someone with a snake in a wheel and wrapped around the frame. something dangerious like a rattle snake as well.
17-05-13, 15:44 #19
Don't think Ive ever killed anything on my bike, but night riding down the grassy slope of boxhill at 35-40mph, the rabbits run all over the place and I must have missed a few by millimetres!
17-05-13, 18:22 #20
Them gooks were like fireflies all over the hill.