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Roadkill Spotting

SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
edited July 2011 in The bottom bracket
In the last week;

2 young deer
2 small birds
2 rats (one HUGE!)
1 cat
1 hedgehog
1 pheasant
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  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    One silver Honda (big bore exhaust, lowered suspension etc)
    Berwick Hill, Newcastle area.
    :wink:
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • MattC59 wrote:
    One silver Honda (big bore exhaust, lowered suspension etc)
    Berwick Hill, Newcastle area.
    :wink:

    /thread winner

    *claps*
  • PostieJohnPostieJohn Posts: 1,105
    I was completely 'airy' a few rides back.
    All burpy and gaseous, very uncomfortable.

    It got so bad I seriously considered going back to get a good sniff the rotting body of a dead badger, just to be sick.
  • AndyF16AndyF16 Posts: 510
    last week i caught a good sniff of a bloated rotting badger that a crow was tucking into for his lunch - not pleasant, but probably better than those microwave burgers they sell in service stations on reflection :lol:
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  • natrixnatrix Posts: 1,111
    Found a dead male adder once, tookit home and pickled it in meths :D
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  • markos1963markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    natrix wrote:
    Found a dead male adder once, tookit home and pickled it in meths :D

    Did it taste like chicken?
  • Everything tastes like chicken if you put your mind to it...
  • brucey72brucey72 Posts: 1,086
    MattC59 wrote:
    One silver Honda (big bore exhaust, lowered suspension etc)
    Berwick Hill, Newcastle area.
    :wink:

    ha ha excellent :lol:
  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,806
    My daughter's final degree show was all about images of roadkill.
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
    tonight - 1 squirrel with eyes bulging out of it's sockets - weird!
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Sadly, too much roadkill around here these days...however, it's incredibly quick how soon a carcass gets stripped to the bone - saw a deer picked clean overnight.

    Saw a dead moose in Sweden or wild boar in Belgium - does that count?
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • spinndriftspinndrift Posts: 185
    I'm thinking of coming up with a Roadkill Bingo card for our LEJOG trip next week so this is a great thread for ideas on what to include.
    Cheers

    Andy
    Cyclist, Massage Therapist & Ice Cream Genius
    Andrew Creer Massage
  • mattbass789mattbass789 Posts: 355
    MattC59 wrote:
    One silver Honda (big bore exhaust, lowered suspension etc)
    Berwick Hill, Newcastle area.
    :wink:

    That's still there? :P
    “If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.”

    @mattbeedham
  • spinndrift wrote:
    I'm thinking of coming up with a Roadkill Bingo card for our LEJOG trip next week so this is a great thread for ideas on what to include.

    young deer
    small birds
    rats
    cats
    hedgehogs
    pheasants
    silver Honda (big bore exhaust, lowered suspension etc)
    rotting badger
    squirrel with eyes bulging out of it's sockets
    moose
    wild boar

    Good luck with some of them.

    Keep a diary of what you see and post a comprehensive list (and any associated recipes!)
  • SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
    2 x rabbits last night - one fresh, one flat as a pancake

    I have an acquaintance in Oz who has written & published 2 recipie books based on road kill!
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    one smashed badger
    several rabbits
    something that was probably quite small once, but is now several feet long !!

    Almost had a rabbit through my front wheel last night. It was sitting in the road, saw me, ran away in the same direction as I was travelling, then as I was about a foot behind it, it made a dart to the right, thought better of it and went left into the hedge.
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    Saw sheeps mum from Rhyll with her head backwards in a ditch.
  • DIESELDOGDIESELDOG Posts: 2,087
    Come on guys, you know the rules...

    POIDH.

    Love n hugs

    DD
    Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

    www.onemanandhisbike.co.uk
  • Graham.Graham. Posts: 862
    DIESELDOG wrote:
    Come on guys, you know the rules...

    POIDH.

    Love n hugs

    DD


    You want pictures?


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    I allways photograph road kill!.........Am I normal?

    Graham. :twisted:
  • ratsbeyfusratsbeyfus Posts: 2,841
    natrix wrote:
    Found a dead male adder once, tookit home and pickled it in meths :D

    Just out of interest, how did you know it was a male?


    I had one of them red bikes but I don't any more. Sad face.

    @ratsbey
  • DIESELDOGDIESELDOG Posts: 2,087
    @graham, thank you, pictures paint a thousand words, however, the first pic must have been animal driftwood?

    Only seen a lamb and two does so far here. (Isle of Skye, Borreraig).

    So we have the potential for fava beans and a spot of chianti, or we all break out in song...

    You know the words...

    Doe, a deer a female deer, ray a drop of golden sun, me a name I call myself, far a long long way to run..................

    Heck and breathe...

    Bet you're all singing tho!!


    Love n hugs

    DD
    Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

    www.onemanandhisbike.co.uk
  • Stoo48Stoo48 Posts: 54
    Since moving to US I have seen all sorts of strange roadkill including snakes, chipmunks, skunks (smell even worse when dead) and possums.

    Strange place......
  • cristoffcristoff Posts: 229
    Yesterday, a swallow nearly flew straight into me, it was like it was playing chicken, darted to my right at the last second, made me flinch and wobble a bit!

    This morning i saw a ickle chaffinch on the road with its legs pointing upwards!

    I have said a quiet prayer and shed a tear, its no way for a finch to go! :(
  • bilirubinbilirubin Posts: 225
    Lol, the picture of the frog, has it been run over or eaten too much caviar!! :D
  • I spotted a rather large dead deer on the other side of the road last week, then the next car I saw coming towards me was the google Street view camera car, so hopefully that saw the road kill too!
  • natrixnatrix Posts: 1,111
    ratsbeyfus wrote:
    natrix wrote:
    Found a dead male adder once, tookit home and pickled it in meths :D

    Just out of interest, how did you know it was a male?

    Different colour, see http://www.herpetofauna.co.uk/adder.htm for a good guide. In the spring if a male adder gets the scent of a female, they make a beeline in that direction, going straight across roads etc
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  • shouldbeinbedshouldbeinbed Posts: 2,732
    natrix wrote:
    ratsbeyfus wrote:
    natrix wrote:
    Found a dead male adder once, tookit home and pickled it in meths :D

    Just out of interest, how did you know it was a male?

    Different colour, see http://www.herpetofauna.co.uk/adder.htm for a good guide. In the spring if a male adder gets the scent of a female, they make a beeline in that direction, going straight across roads etc

    Ah-ha

    I was gonna ask the same. lots of snakes need an internal probe to determine the sex. We've had a couple & were advised not to just to know cos of the discomfort it causes.
  • Graham.Graham. Posts: 862
    bilirubin wrote:
    Lol, the picture of the frog, has it been run over or eaten too much caviar!! :D

    That one was right outside our house. I was just leaving for work and had to nip back in to get a camera!
    It probably came from our pond.
    We are currently hosting a one eyed frog called Jason.
    Graham. :D
  • DavidJBDavidJB Posts: 2,019
    Earlier this year I saw a dead dear with its unborn foetus another 5meters down the road...worst thing I've seen when riding about!

    Oh and I got to tick off cat last week, I've nearly got a full house, roads round here are a blood bath!
  • random manrandom man Posts: 1,514
    Stoo48 wrote:
    Since moving to US I have seen all sorts of strange roadkill including snakes, chipmunks, skunks (smell even worse when dead) and possums.

    Strange place......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UejelYnVI3U
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