What wildlife hazards have you come accross Biker Articles

  • View author's info Author posted on May 03, 2006 at 15:05


    Went riding the other day and as I was going down a side street in town came accross a wild turkey in the road thankfully it ran off the road and did try and fly my way.
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  • View author's info posted on Mar 20, 2007 at 04:06


    i have had near misses with,,kangaroos, emus, cattle, kaolas wombats and other sort of wild feral animals, the only thing i,ve hit was a crow at 70 mph, lucky i was wearing my full face helmet cracked the visor ,,killed the crow but was all in a days touring
  • View author's info posted on Jan 03, 2007 at 16:42


    This fall I was riding with my friends and we came up on a herd of turkeys on the left and in the ditch on the right was a fox checking out the turkeys. The fox did not move an inch waiting for us to go by, that was a first.
  • View author's info posted on Nov 11, 2006 at 08:41


    I've seen just about every critter that you possibly can while riding. Besides the occassional deer I think the peskiest ones that I run into (literally) are pheasants. These birds will see you coming, wait till your almost right on top of them, THEN start flying! I've lost two windshields to them so far. I just thank god I haven't hit any turkeys, YET.
  • View author's info posted on Nov 04, 2006 at 22:59


    I live right in the heart of the largest Oak forest left in the United States. You got to be on your game when you ride here. Yes there are deer here all the time but it?s the critters that you don?t look for that will get you. Like a big fat groundhog the size of a large beaver. Or the families of opossum, turkeys, and wild hogs that cross the road. We have 16 pairs of nesting bald eagles and many gold eagles that will swoop down on the lake to pluck a fish out of the water. One of the main roads runs across the dam of the lake. One of my friends got hit from a falling fish that an eagle dropped. One of the worst road hazards for bikes here is the box turtles that cross the road. Hit one of them and it?s like a ramp in the road.
  • View author's info posted on Aug 20, 2006 at 05:46


    Had a near encounter with a doe back in Illinois. 3 seconds faster we would have collided.
    In Arizona the bees. Went thru a swarm of the Africanized last year and was stung 5 times on my chest. Glad i was allergic as we were miles from civilization.
  • View author's info posted on Aug 04, 2006 at 16:56


    Dogs, cats, horses, cows, rabbits, wolfs, coyotes, deer, birds, opossum, squirels, rats, mice, moose, turkey, birds, bees, bugs, insects.... ...
  • View author's info posted on Jul 05, 2006 at 11:13


    Bees but not lately.Slowed for a dog
    and the car behind me didnt! Dog gotaway Iended up with broke collerbone
    and roadrash.Four point buck hit me.I
    l lucked out did not go down! Buck
    landed in creek lickin his butt.He had
    burned it on my pipe.
  • View author's info posted on Jul 03, 2006 at 10:37


    well, i've had the bees in the shirt, had to lock it up for the deer, but nothing was like riding down the highway, having a bird just nick the top of the windshield, and crack me square on the top of the head, with no helmet on. No major damage, other than a slight headache the rest of the day.....good thing i had the windshield though.
  • View author's info posted on Jun 29, 2006 at 12:26


    Poxy pidgeon flew out of a bush. Slammed on the anchors and it hit my gear hand. Behind me, another biker saw the thing bounce over me, hit the spokes of me front wheel, then bounce off me right brake or peg. I look for the buggers now!
  • View author's info posted on May 15, 2006 at 19:55


    MilBrat63 write:
    4 Owl's.. all in just a couple of months and all on the same stretch of dirt road at slow speeds .. non of them died.. So I guess it's possible it was the same owl with some kinda death wish four different times.. lol.

    A Javalina, (cost me a front rim, a nice jacket and a front tin), but he tasted pretty good, so I figure I won that one.

    1 dog (mid size mutt).

    Ohh and a baby goat.. That was pretty wierd, I was in downtown San Antonio Texas at the time.. What the hell was a goat doing in the middle of downtown?

    And no , I didn't eat the dog or the Goat... Actually I did think about eating the goat, but had no way to get it home.

    Rescue1 writes
    Hey Milbrat, don't forget about possessed squirrels!
  • View author's info posted on May 15, 2006 at 19:50


    Upstate New York(Woodstock). At dusk, the dear jump out in the road and sit there and look at the headlights.
    These animals are tremendous and stupid.
    Hit one of these things, and it is all over. Ride Safe
  • View author's info posted on May 08, 2006 at 18:33


    A groundhog on the road while riding with friends, it was very alive and the first two bikes in line almost hit it, I happened to be second in line. The worse thing in Kentucky are the deer, I had one stand there right next to the road trying to decide whether to go across right in front of me, fortunately it decided to turn around. The deer are a real hazard, they're everywhere.
  • View author's info posted on May 06, 2006 at 06:04


    4 Owl's.. all in just a couple of months and all on the same stretch of dirt road at slow speeds .. non of them died.. So I guess it's possible it was the same owl with some kinda death wish four different times.. lol.

    A Javalina, (cost me a front rim, a nice jacket and a front tin), but he tasted pretty good, so I figure I won that one.

    1 dog (mid size mutt).

    Ohh and a baby goat.. That was pretty wierd, I was in downtown San Antonio Texas at the time.. What the hell was a goat doing in the middle of downtown?

    And no , I didn't eat the dog or the Goat... Actually I did think about eating the goat, but had no way to get it home.
  • View author's info posted on May 05, 2006 at 06:23


    I was just at the Texas Rally and came accross a dead hog on the side of the road, that was a first. That same day went by a herd of vultures eating something right next to the road.
    Spyder
  • View author's info posted on May 04, 2006 at 08:05


    IKE2005 write:
    Softail sound like you need a hunter's permit when you ride. Could open your own Road Kill Cafe.

    Well.. just lucky that none were bigger than a cat..

    Yea, im having more luck on the roads than in the woods..
    Current score:
    Roads=4
    Woods=0

    hehe
  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2006 at 22:41


    The other day I almost caught a face full of pheasant. Had a sand piper glance off my lid on my way down to California last summer. Ran over a small snake a week ago that was sunning himself on the road. Had a coyote shoot between me and a guy on a Road King coming the opposite way one morning on my way into town, just missing both of us. Near misses with cats is a constant thing in the small town I live in. I just know its only a matter of time before I end up with a fur covered front jug.

    Thats about all I can think of for the moment. I know theirs more, just can't recall right now.
  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2006 at 19:31


    Softail sound like you need a hunter's permit when you ride. Could open your own Road Kill Cafe.
  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2006 at 17:08


    Hmmm... Ike.. Lets see here..

    Awhiles back a rabit went though my front wheel-spokes and came out the other side.. Kind of chopped up.. ewwww

    ON the way to SD a bird bounce of the windshield.. Feathers were stuck to it for awhile on that one....

    Umm.. Cows in Ohio.. in the road.. More like Calves.. Runnin amuck.. Missed them..

    A cat In IL.. Last summer.. Went the Wrong way.. I swerved and it swerved in the same direction.. Bad decision for the CAT...

    2-weeks ago another bird had the experience of kissing my windshield.. No feathers this time though.. LOL..

    Thankfull for the windshield though.. Otherwise Id bee eating crow.. hehehe

    See deer and grouse but havent met any soo far.....

    WHEW.. thats all.. From what I remember...

    Always ride Safe!..
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