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Reading about the Kangaroos in Australia has got me wondering what

critters have tried to take you out while on your DRZ?

Me, a pheasant came at me a few days ago.

In real life they are only about a 20 inch wing span.

But, coming directly at your head in an effort to fly over the road

they look to 5 foot wide and 20 foot long.

They are not mean birds but that brilliant red eye looks like death

at 50 mph. And that long tail is like waiting for a train to pass.

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Ne.ighbor's dog scared the s$%t otta me at about 2 am when I was coming home from work and I didn't know the dog was out. Doesn't really count though, I was on my old sportbike at the time, not the DRZ.:)

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not an animal, but I was nearly taken out by a big arse tumble weed while commuting on my drz between Golden and Boulder CO.

Damn tumble weeds [shakes fist]

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Oh, I forgot about the dragon fly (B52) that hit my goggles so hard I thought I was hit by a rock.....really took me by suprize:busted:

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I hit a 700 pound moose on the interstate with my truck back in October. I hope I don't repeat that with my DRZ

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my wife was following me home one day and a rabbit ran out right at the front wheel. Scare me a bit because I was cooking through a corner at the time. From what the wife said the front tire totally decapitated the poor rabbit:( . On the good side I barely felt the impact.

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Lets see, a cow, rabbit, turkey vulture feeding on road kill. Oh, this morning it was pouring rain and a Jeep almost got me, but that animal don't count.

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almost center punched a moose abut 20 years ago.scared the crap outa me.moose couldnt care less.didnt even look up at me as i slid by.

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almost center punched a moose abut 20 years ago.scared the crap outa me.moose couldnt care less.didnt even look up at me as i slid by.

There would have been two sets of skidmarks, one on the road and one in my drawers.....:)

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I had a suicidal kat huck itself into my rear wheel the other day. All I saw was a furry carcass careening to a halt on the other side of the road in my mirror. He was the one who got roosted!

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I had a Pigeon fly low outta a hedge as I was hammering down some old back roads.... hit me square in the side of my head. The rest of the ride to work was at about 20-30mph

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While snowmobiling in Yellowstone, a bald eagle tried to rip my head off. I know that's not on a DRZ, but it ought to count for something.

On my DRZ? A few mice, and a dog just this last Sunday. Oh yeah, and this thing...

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got hit in the shoulder with a yellow and black bird going about 65-70mph. don't know what kind of bird it was i just saw a yellow and black streak and felt something punch me in the shoulder. lucky it wasn't in the head.

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Let's see here...

I was riding wearing a t-shirt one time and I had a HUGE dragonfly land itself right in the shirt pocket. Started wiggling around and freaked me out, lol.

I was stung in the face by a bee one time while splitting lanes coming up to a red light. That SUCKED! Frantically trying to scrape the stinger out before the light turned green, didn't happen, had to holeshot traffic and pull over.

My old neighbors had a big dog that used to chase my bike every time I went by. One day he was doing it, and ran right into a mini van going the other way. He didn't get hit by the van, he t-boned the van. Ran right into the thing and damn near knocked himself out. It was kinda funny! He was ok, and he didn't chase me anymore after that!

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ha i got one ,,,here in maryland we have seven year locust..i hit a flock at 75 mph ,,, in a tee shirt ,,,it looked like i got beat up with a bat

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I had a bobcat jump out in front of me and run down the forest service road in front of me for about 50 feet before bounding back into the woods. This happened a couple months ago in the Talladega National Forest in Alabama. First time I'd seen a bobcat.

Strangely, we saw one again about 2 weeks later from a distance.

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