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My neighborhood is plagued (or blessed) with squirrels. You never know which way they will go out of the street when you approach. Instead of trying to out guess the squirrel, I just keep going straight, assuming if necessary I can run over the poor guy without dumping me and the bike. Is a squirrel small enough to run over without falling?
 

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My neighborhood is plagued (or blessed) with squirrels. You never know which way they will go out of the street when you approach. Instead of trying to out guess the squirrel, I just keep going straight, assuming if necessary I can run over the poor guy without dumping me and the bike. Is a squirrel small enough to run over without falling?

Yes. It will just feel like a small bump.


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Yes.. And well done.. They do it on purpose, you know.. Once saw a squirrel with little twig deer antlers on its head jumping out in front of cars n'such .. Maybe I was hallucinating.. :neutral: ...Maybe not though .. :neutral: ... Damn squirrels..
 

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Oh, and also rabbits? My neighborhood is also 'blessed' with bunnys, until the coyotes come back and clean them out. I always slow down for rabbits, they look too big to hit without dumping over.
 

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imo, one should not feel guilty if they unintentionally crush the skull of a squirrel that happens along the roadway. However, one should realize that running over the body of a squirrel may present a type of riding disruption similar to that of running over a bag of lizards.
 

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Oh, and also rabbits? My neighborhood is also 'blessed' with bunnys, until the coyotes come back and clean them out. I always slow down for rabbits, they look too big to hit without dumping over.

600 lb bike beats 10 lb rabbit. Watch for the coyotes though.


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A buddy of mine dumped his bike running over a rabbit on a curve. He said that those things are slick when your smearing them on the road. He totaled his bike and spent a couple of weeks in the ICU.

Best advise is to go straight and hope they will move(unless its a deer or cow or something huge). You are more likely to crash trying to miss an animal than hitting it (again assuming that its not a big animal).
 

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Best advise is to go straight and hope they will move(unless its a deer or cow or something huge). You are more likely to crash trying to miss an animal than hitting it (again assuming that its not a big animal).
Good advice, and it's what I always say if asked. Go straight unless what you are about to hit is large enough to cause you or others harm in terms of bodily injury or property damage. Doesn't matter if it's a bike, or a cage, or a semi tractor trailer...same advice. A deer or cow is a no-brainer if you're on a bike. Swerve to avoid that sucker if you can. ;)
 

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600 lb bike beats 10 lb rabbit. Watch for the coyotes though..
Yep, the sheer velocity of a 600lb bike will make any rabbit sized critter into rabbit sized critter frikassee pretty darn quick!

Coyotes tho', :neutral: ...not so much.. That'd be a Big-ol'-bump, that'd be.. Then there'd come the indignant gnashing of teeth and then it'd be off to the docs for a new nose .. :sad:
 

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lmao! thanks guys. I don't want to kill an animal, but me and my bike come first.
 

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Just stop and put them in you bag they make great road kill stew with roasted buzzard legs
Texas delicacy.
^^^^ that. I wouldn't stop for just one squirrel, but a rabbit's worth it. Just get it home before it spoils.
 

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Senile raccoons and Valks, no problem.
 

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Yes.. And well done.. They do it on purpose, you know.. Once saw a squirrel with little twig deer antlers on its head jumping out in front of cars n'such .. Maybe I was hallucinating.. :neutral: ...Maybe not though .. :neutral: ... Damn squirrels..
I've seen that around here too.
 

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Came up over a hill one time and there was a dead squirrel right in my lane, with his friend who was alive checking on him...well..to late to react, hit the live one and sent him to squirrel heaven to join his buddy... No damage to me or the bike..I will slow down though going over a hill with limited visibility. Lesson learned at the expense of the squirrel.
 

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I looked!
I wish I had it saved for easy access...
I`m talkin` about the "crazed" squirrel story, very similar to "Deer Roping" in content...
Anybody got access to it???

It`ll bring a laugh,
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Senile raccoons and Valks, no problem.
Yeah, the 800+ lb bikes like yours and mine don't even notice these little critters.
 
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