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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ridetoofast, May 31, 2010.

  1. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    so i was driving back from local market and saw a turtle trying to cross the road (55mph+traffic is typical) and by the time i turned around to go get it, someone else had already stopped to help it along its way
    my faith is temporarily restored in people, well non mtn bikers anyways...
     

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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    Good stuff.
     
  3. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker Turbo Monkey

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    I stop to move turtles....good to hear others do too.
     
  4. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    :stupid:

    We'd get large turtles (sometimes snappers) crossing the road in NH all the time. Best way to do it: use a big stick, and let them grab ahold of it in their jaws, then pull them across. Keeps anyone from getting hurt, including the turtle.
     
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    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    About a twenty pound snapper was in the parking lot of the bar last week, I tried to pick it up but it jumped and I said F-it another guy walks out grabs its tail and carries it off to the pond, Guy had bigger bawls then me.
     
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    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    Along the same lines... this story put a smile on my face a couple weeks ago when I read it before work. Definitely put me in a good mood for the rest of my day.
     
  7. Al C. Oholic

    Al C. Oholic Monkey

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    saw somethin similar the other day, a small flock of geese and all their fuzzy lil hatchlings were trying to cross a 55mph zone on the edge of town, and a couple of roadies promptly stopped, waited for a sufficient gap in traffic, and then ran out into the road. One blocked traffic while the other herded them across by waving his bike pump :thumb:
     
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    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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  9. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    God I miss Portland
     
  10. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    crashing at a trail near you...
    yeah i didnt know i was picking up snapper (there is a joke in there somewhere...)
    and fortunately when it launched my hands were clear. i learned AFTER the fact about the stick trick
     
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    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Yup! I have even been known to stop while on my road bike to help them :)
     
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    mantispf2000 Turbo Monkey

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    Similar situation when living in Tacoma. Leaving a restaurant, and noticed a couple of geese and their young'ns trying to cross road. Pulled over, got out, "guided" them to sidewalk. Adult geese gave the hissing sound, like they were going to charge. To top it off, a delivery trucker was turning onto the road, saw what I was doing, and gave me the "thumbs up" for helping them out.

    Good karma, I suppose, as I now have mud daubers/sparrows making their nests under our front eves. Been doing so for the past 3-4 years. Funny when we go out and they decide they want to "dive bomb" us and attack. Guess they, like the wild horses of past, trust us.....
     
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    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    LOL! We had a few families of geese stop traffic last week because they were walking their babies across the road. I stayed back (on my road bike) because I knew the adults would charge!
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Mmm... turtle soup... :drool:
     
  15. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Make alot of noise and charge them, they will run even when they have the gosling's.

    BTW, I actually like snapping turtles. Every year they take out a few geese, which is a bonus. They shouldn't be this far south at this time of year.
     
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    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    I saw one get a gosling the other day while I was fishing. :twitch:
     
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    ire Turbo Monkey

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    We have a similar situation every year in a 40mph zone here. Every time I've seen them try to cross the road, people either stop or get out and help "usher" them across. Fun to see.
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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