Wildlife encounters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Derkderkall, Aug 15, 2018.



  1. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Wow, cool pic.
     
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  2. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Jealous?
     
  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    About the big rides or the Gila Monsters? :whistling::laugh:
     
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  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    @Voodoo Tom and I came across wild kingdom yesterday in our adventure.
    In order of appearance:
    • Two Bobcats
    • One Lady hiking
    • Several very large Heifers (some stampeding)
    • About 8 or 9 Deer
    • More Cows
    • One Charging Mule Deer
    • Several Sleeping Zombies (can not confirm or deny)
    • One Fox (four legged kind)
    • Several more Deer
    • and Rusty (he's still pretty wild even on visit two)
     
  5. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    I did notice that those cattle hadn't missed any meals. They seemed pretty large for range fed. They probably lost a few lbs with you guys chasing/racing them. Good thing they didn't belong to my dad or my uncle.:)
     
  6. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Looks like your friend is a real traveler.
     
  7. OTHRider

    OTHRider Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '14 Giant TCX SLR2 Cross Bike
    Yesterday I was all ready to take off from home and when I opened the door at 6am, I couldn't see the street with all the fog. Usually, I really enjoy mornings like this as it keeps the causal riders back on the couch. I waited a bit and took off - perfect timing.

    I don't know why, but I was witness to FIVE super cool hawk sightings. All were less than 30' off the ground and all but one involved hunting down sparrows or doves while they raced through tree branches. It was impressive to see how maneuverable the hawks were in the tight quarters. Lucky me!
     
  8. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    This is really sad IMO..we’ve taken up so much of their territory and in some situations we’ve boxed them in :(
     
  9. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    On my hike today I saw two gopher snakes, one was dead:(, but this handsome fella was so docile, he let me pick him right up!

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  10. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Teach him how to do a handstand - um - maybe a headstand?
     
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  11. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Haha, ok! I’ll keep him in my backpack and we’ll do selfies on the trail:cool:
     
  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Sara, you're supposed to pick them up with your hands. :D
     
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  13. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I know Snakes...I’m a whimp:oops:
     
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  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I will help you get over that, gently, if we encounter a non-venomous snake on a ride some time. :)
     
  15. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    :thumbsup:Cool!
     
  16. brparts

    brparts Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Foster City Ca
    Name:
    Bill Ross
    Current Bike:
    Stumpy
    took this a few years ago at Skeggs. Rangers said they had not seen any wild pigs here in a couple of years. there was about 6 of them.

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  17. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
  19. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Grow up little guy.
     
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  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    He’s actually full grown
     
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  21. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    So, what is he then?
     
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  22. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    He's f@cking small, daddy-o. HEY-O :):cool:
     
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  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Its a Yucca Night lizard. They live under things like fallen Joshua trees. Its one of the few lizards that has hard coverings over its eyes, so no eye lids, like a snake. I believe that they are distantly related to Varanids, like the Komodo Dragon.
     
  24. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Stopped to pick some prickly hitchhikers off of my knee and saw this friend getting a morning drink.

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  25. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    Saw three hawks cruising around together today. Seen one or two, never three. Took too long grabbing the phone for pics, see if this works....
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  26. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Saw mama bear with two cubs near Bridalveil Falls parking lot in Yosemite. Teaching the kids how NOT to break into cars – good job, Mom. :thumbsup:

    Driving home... Why do deer stand on the freeway? I came so close, right in between two of them after a swerve. Near disaster, watch yerself in pre-dawn hours.

    This morning, two does with three fawns right in the yard, my cats are like WTF, we're being infiltrated!
     
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  27. fos'l

    fos'l Member

    Name:
    Bob
    IMG_20190813_180425377.JPG This might not qualify, but encountered seven tarantulas (and only one tarantula hawk) hiking in Fremont Canyon last night. It was 84 degrees at the weather station, so a little brutal ascent (for me). The "coal mine" was, as I recalled from an MTB ride about 15 years ago, not very "miney". One of the smaller subjects; another was pretty large.
     
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