Most exotic animal seen on a ride (otter content).
USA (calif):rattlesnake, tarantula – both basking (separately!) on the trail I was riding
some giant scary eagley vulturey things that seemed to think I might turn into a meal at some point as they “followed me” for quite a while
UK: Once raced a badger down about 20m of trialPosted 6 years ago
passed within about 2ft of a pair of fighting deer on a nightride (didn’t even notice us)
Ditch full of about a dozen squabbling wild(ish) piglets. Weird until we got close enough to see WTF it actually wasSaccadesMember
All in (n wexford/s wicklow)
Red Kite, Buzzards, Deer, Hares, Grey Crows, red squirrels – pretty much every spin
Common lizard, Stoat, Jay, Sparrowhawk, long tailed tits – just the once – oh and was once surrounded by a massive flock of redwings and fieldfares.
Badgers – only dead.
Oh and wallabies once in the peak district but that was when I was a scout on a hike, dunno if they are still there.Posted 6 years agoskiMember
pistonbroke – Member
Basking Shark whilst riding on a lovely singletrack on the E coast of Arran, it was about 10m off shore and easily visible in the clear water. It swam along side us for a fair while. Guessing it was about 5m long.
Now that would be cool to see
Still waiting to spot a wild Bore in the FOD 😉Posted 6 years agoPJM1974Member
A wallaby, bearing in mind that this was in Essex… Apparently there’s a small community of them thriving in the wild having escaped from a zoo. Althouhg I had been drinking the night before I have another witness to.
Also there’s the obligatory white hart, stoats, weasels, llamas and a very tame looking badger who seemed utterly perplexed as to what I was doing on a bike at that time of day.Posted 6 years agoAndySubscriber
Had a badger run alongside me for 20ft. he was trying to get past, I was trying to sprint away. 😡 They do grunt!
The night turned orange with white spots whena Fallow stag jumped across a gulley I was descending at speed, seemingly millemetres from my handle bars 😯
Watched a barn owl hunting over a field on the way home from work, and then saw its mate freshly hit on the road 😥
A pair of Eagles on Skye was pretty spectacular last summer.
Borrowed a hire bike in Vic falls to ride along the river. Got there and was advised by a nervous ranger to go back to Vic Falls as two lionesses had come out of the bush early to hunt. Didn’t see the lionesses but rode through a troop of baboons, past some elephants and would have overtaken Chris Hoy, had he been there, to get back to the Town.Posted 6 years agoforgotmenameMember
I saw a family of wild boar, mum dad 1 adolescent and about 7 piglets, off of the back of les houches on my way to st gervais, it was amazing they didnt see me for about 10 seconds then they all just took off (not in to the air) into some bushes, big bushes, and they went through them like they werent there. Also seen bears around whistler and squalmish but you sort of expect them there, the wild boars were a total suprise and something i will always remember. Saw a stoat on thursday morning, which was nice.Posted 6 years ago
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