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Missed two deer today & Coyote yesterday!

Must be bad karma, today a mile away from home on a blind corner of a very twisty road, two deer charged out at me. One went behind, the other skidded on its front two hooves and missed me by inches.

Yesterday riding two up, back from Anacortes WA, through the Tulalip reservation, a really moth-eaten coyote jumped out of ditch, almost hit the front wheel before he turned back into the ditch.

Hoping that's it for animal encounters for a while. In both cases I didn't have time to brake, just got my heart racing

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Didn't dye your sheepskin did you?


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http://www.thistleandbroom.com/scotland/waulking.htm
Third paragraph!

Being Scottish, this is our preferred method of dyeing stuff, some good ale then recycle it!!

I'll be wearing a kilt at my daughters wedding this Sept and my one of my best friends is piping her up the aisle. We'll both be carrying air freshener with us.

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That is too funny! How they heck did you come up with that??


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Must be bad karma...
Au contraire mon frre, I believe this was GOOD luck!
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My advice...AIM FOR THE COWS!! Then you won't hit all the wild animals
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They say things come in threes, so looks like you're good to go for a while ;>)

Still tryin' to recapture the magic of being 10 years old on a Honda Mini Trail 50...
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My advice...AIM FOR THE COWS!! Then you won't hit all the wild animals
Bad advice. Rode last summer with someone that didn't fare so well in a close encounter with a horse. Also have another buddy that ruined his day ending the life of another family's pet dog. Much better to take out the wild animals than domesticated ones.

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You go hunting with a rifle not a motorcycle.
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Yesterday riding two up, back from Anacortes WA, through the Tulalip reservation, a really moth-eaten coyote jumped out of ditch, almost hit the front wheel before he turned back into the ditch.
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Down where I live, it's now the time of year for coyote pups to start ranging out on their own, and they typically don't savvy the hazards of roadways (or much else). Typically during July I start seeing a lot of them smashed on the roads. However, it sounds like the one you almost hit was an adult.

After the "flurry" of coyote pups, we then get to look forward to the deer fawns running around, on the roads. In some areas it's really bad, and it's the main reason I don't ride at night.

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I totally agree about the riding at night, or even dusk. But all my recent encounters have been during the middle of the day. Thought these forest rats et al were supposed to be nocturnal????????

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I totally agree about the riding at night, or even dusk. But all my recent encounters have been during the middle of the day. Thought these forest rats et al were supposed to be nocturnal????????

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Machog,

Yep, they are typically nocturnal, or diurnal (most active dawn and dusk), but if the populations increase (which deer and elk are down here), you can "run into them" at any hour!! Just a little more warning, usually, when it's light out. Anyway, I'm seeing the same trend around here, that you are up there.

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