@newuser, a car doesn’t suprise me. We have a lot of drunk drivers out here. Which is why I will not be riding in the streets.
I can’t wait to learn to ride my unicycle. I am looking forward to all the wackey experience that all of y’all have. Running over things. (Thump) There’s Jimmy Hoffa! Then another post said people will serenade me with circus songs. Good times! That should help cure the boredom.
All unicycles weigh 13.5 lbs.
Same, the more I ride, the less I like them, because they are just unpredictable.
With pedestrians, it is easy:
- Has he seen me? Yes : no big deal, No : let’s aboud him in case he decides to change his path.
With cars, it is easy too:
- Coming from the front, no big deal. Coming from behind, let’s go back on my handlebars and slow down a ery little bit.
But with dogs, it’s really hard
- Has it seen me ? Of course not he doesn’t care.
- Is it attached? Can the rope be a problem if it decides to cross the road?
- Will it try to jump on me?
- Will it do a dumb thing that only fogs do?
- How will the owner react?
Do you carry mace for the violent dogs?
No, I have ly legs to go away fast, and if I really had a problem, it would receive a quick in the head, or a heavy steel uni. But I would probably get injured. So my favourite option is to keep my distances with dogs, and to just go away if they starg being dumb.
Yeah, it was already dead. It was the back from it . I stopped before I roll over the snake with my wheel. It was 250 km from my home, I was on a shirt weekend trip with my Muni.
I’ve nearly hit a few of those kamikaze squirrels, but luckily haven’t run one over yet. There was also a bird on the side of the sidewalk and as I passed it it jumped out and skittered across in front of me. By some magic I managed to slow down enough and swerve so as not to hit it(might have actually run over the edge of a feather but nothing serious I don’t think). I don’t know why it didn’t just fly away before I got too close. I’ve also half run over a friends uni when he upds ahead of me and I don’t have time to dismount before half running over his uni.
It reminds a weird encounter I made 2 months ago. It’s off-topic, but well.
I was on a walk with a friend and a magpie landed on a stone wall just next to us. We stopped and looked at it, and it was doing the same. It was very close, less than 50cm from us. After looking at each other for a while, I took a picture.
The beautiful bird didn’t fly away, so I tried to pet him gently on the head (yeah, I know, I shouldn’t do that).
The magpie didn’t seem to like that and, lightning-fast, pinched and maintained a bit my finger in its beak before releasing me.
Then it probably silently judged me, and then only after a while, flew away.
What an interesting encounter.
That is a really strange encounter!
@Unigoof, was your’s a Pigeon? They can be dossle like that. Otherwise, the only probable explanation for both birds behavior is a person may have hand raised them.
It was a robin. It was also too early in the year to be a baby or a mother full of eggs, so perhaps hand raised or maybe just tired? It was getting dark out and maybe didn’t see me and was tired.
Hmmm, you know it might be lead poisoning. They get like that when it is lead poisoning. They will even let you pet it. Which is not a good sign.
Your’s didn’t have lead poisoning. He had a plan if you got too close. He had no reason to be worried.
Haha, yes indeed it had!
I hate magpies! They multiply in my garden, destroy flowers, kill other birds, and just leave on my deck!
Well, as the rhyme goes, “one’s for sorrow”… so I guess it pinching your finger caused you some of that One for Sorrow (nursery rhyme) - Wikipedia
We used to have a gander who did the same, you’d pet his head and he’d bite your finger!
I like and know a bit about animals and insects, but I don’t know much about birds and their behavior, but I’m surprised by your statement!
Those seem to be somewhat universal corvid behaviors. They’re opportunistic predators. They’re not really good at it like a hawk or an owl, but if there’s a nest to raid they’ll take advantage of it.
i have actually seen a magpie attack a nest and kill the chicks
for the flowers : i wondered who destroyed the flowers on my deck so i activated my hunting camera and the culprit was caught : another f***** magpie