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very cool! standoff with a Deer

Old 11-03-05, 01:52 PM
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very cool! standoff with a Deer

Last night was a great ride home.

I was cruising the bike trail along the Mohawk river while the sun set , I saw the many many rabbits scurrying about, I caught a glimpse in my light of a grey fox hunting Probably the rabbits.

well after the sun went down about 5:40 pm I switched to my 20 watt light and was cruising at a good speed and came across a Big 200+ lb 10 point Buck standing on the paved trail very close to a busy road.

I stopped ,he just didnt want to move,he stared at my light long enough for me to count his rack he snorted a few times Much to my enjoyment , then he turned and faced me head on I yelled "get out of here" he then bolted off the trail across the road and into the darkness like a wisp of wind.

I just love riding the bike path.

actually in august one morning about 7 am I came upon a Doe and 2 yearlings, the doe jumped into the woods but the 2 young ones ran right next to me for about 60 yards. LOVE IT!!

Hmm that buck is a smart one as its living very close to a residential area.

thats why its a big one , its safe.

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Old 11-03-05, 01:54 PM
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Man. On my commute I saw two rabbits and a deer (no rack). All dead on the side of the road. Suburbia sucks.
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Old 11-03-05, 02:00 PM
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Dang it. All I get is the occasional fox and a trail full of jack rabbits. Incidentally, they run away about as effectively as my wife's cat. Either into your path or along with it.
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Originally Posted by JOHN J

I was cruising the bike trail along the Mohawk river while the sun set

I used to live near the Mohawk River, where are you located?
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Old 11-03-05, 02:24 PM
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I live in schenectady NY area.

I take the bike path from lock 7 in Niskayuna to cohoes.

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My commute takes me through an old tunnel that is only about 7' tall. A few nights ago I turned in and there was a deer in the tunnel. I'm not sure who was more surprised.
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Old 11-03-05, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Eggplant Jeff
Man. On my commute I saw two rabbits and a deer (no rack). All dead on the side of the road. Suburbia sucks.
Around here, the deer population is so large I have to watch out for them when I push the lawn mower in my backyard.
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Old 11-03-05, 04:51 PM
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Saw a doe about a month ago on the gynn falls trail in baltimore, it was unusal as it was on a spit of land water on on side and industrial area on the other. Guessing it would be about a 20 acre lot, I wonder how she wondered in there, and if shes a permant resident.
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Another deer encounter.
https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9896288/
Rut is an interesting time...
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I see a lot of wild deer going through Busse Woods. There's also an elk pen in Elk Grove (Illinois).
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Originally Posted by truman
Another deer encounter.
https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9896288/
Rut is an interesting time...
The man or the deer?
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I saw a video clip on some program this morning of a hunter getting his a$$ handed to him by a huge buck in the middle of a field. The thing had him on the ground and kept raising up, slamming the guy in the torso, and would then "box" with his front legs. I guess I felt sorry for the guy, but it was pretty funny.

"When deer hunt back!"
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I've seen a lot of deer on the trail near my school

they usually run into the woods when I come by though
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You saw a 10pt buck on the Mohawk Hudson Trail! No ****!

Years ago I was at camp which has a fish farm. So, I'm riding on the wooden plank dock which runs down the center of a pond which holds the fish. At the end of the pond the dock runs up onto land. There are trees right up to the edge of the water.

Said dock is only about 3 feet wide, so I'm not really paying any attention to what's in front of me, my concentration being on not riding the bike off into the pond. About 20 feet from the end of the dock I look up and there are 3 deer - a mother and 2 fawns standing just inside the trees. Now, we all know what kind of traction we get on damp wood! I skidded to a stop, barely keeping the thing on the dock.

They looked at me, I looked at them. Then they wandered off.

It was cool.

But not as cool as a 10 point buck.
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I used to commute to work through the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve in San Diego. Lots of animals there. The mule deer would bound away. One time I got to race a coyote for about a hundred yards, and some small rabbit owes its life to me as I surprised the bobcat that was just about to trap it.

I'll be lucky to ever find a commute that compares.
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