When I’m out bicycling, most of the animals I see are either
a) fenced dogs,
c) fast-moving birds or squirrels just trying to get out of my way, or
d) un-fenced dogs, which may or may not endanger my life.
a) through c) cause me no concern, although roadkill critters, while harmless, can still be ominous. Once, on a small back road, I passed the carcass of a feral hog. For the next year, every time I passed by that way I mentally looked for escape routes: fences or trees I could climb in case of feral hog attack.
But I’m not paranoid.
I mean, you can’t blame me for the adrenaline rush I experienced when I pedaled around a bend and spotted this bad boy poised by the side of the road, looking kind of hungry.
So yeah, I stay alert, but try not to panic.
How embarrassing would it be to crash while trying to escape from a hungry… log??
Thanks for reading!