Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by domd1979, 6 Mar 2008.
No need for a bell. Just give the owl a poke in the back and you get a nice "twit, twit" (or twoo, twoo, depends which sex does which, I forget...)
damn you arch i was just thinking about typing that
I may have mentioned already, that my avatar - well not the actual individual in the avatar, but one of his/her cousins - once hitched a lift on my son's handlebars for several miles.
Excuse me, Arch, (t)wooo are you calling a twit?
The nearest I've had to that is an owl flying alongside me as I pootle the lanes.
that would have made you pootle your pants!
It was quite lovely! The owl, not the pootling in my pants...
Also had a hawk fly alongside a time or two.
The other morning when I was out sur 'bent, a deer (hind) ran across the road right in front of me.
I once saw a seagull attacking a jogger on the sea front road at South Shields, the jogger wasn't smiling that's for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On the way into work this morning a fox crossed the road in front of me and then stood on the verge, so I pulled up the car level with him/her and we stared at each other in a friendly sort of way for about 30 secs. It was quite companionable. Then I had to bugger off because another car appeared.
My commute is pretty much out in the sticks, so I get to see plenty of wild life.
My best wildlife experience was cycling along as a bird of prey followed parallel for about a mile. Wonderful stuff.
I wonder if that is because cyclists occasionally startle mice causing them to scurry off and some hawks cotton on to this, similar to seagulls following tractors at ploughing time.
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