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Are collisions with animals something to be worried about when cycling in the country?

I know that driving at dusk in wooded or otherwise open areas greatly increses your risk of collision with an animal, whether that is a deer or other wildlife. I would like to know if when cycling at ...
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What to do when a snake is in front of you?

I was coming out of a corner and saw something on the road about 10 meters up but only from about 5 meters I realised it's a snake trying to cross the path. I panicked but didn't really do anything. ...
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Riding with a big dog [duplicate]

Does anybody have experience with riding with a big (60-70 pound) dog? I took a look at How do you carry a dog on a bike?, but there doesn't seem to be much experience with big dogs reflected there. ...
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How to avoid running over animals whilst cycling on a canal at night?

I commute on a towpath in Hertfordshire, England and there is ample amount of wildlife about. During the day it's fine, I can see ducks, squirrels and rabbits in time and slow down if I need to. ...
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Should I fear cows?

I know that sounds like a silly question, but I really need an advise. Recently a herd appeared at my local trail. Often they block the trail, and I (being a city boy) don't know how to behave toward ...
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Turtles on Trails

This is probably a silly question but my curiosity has bubbled over. I ride mountain bike trails around 5-6 times a week and generally I will see turtles on the trail 2-4 times. Sometimes I even see ...
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Attacked by birds

I have been having some problems being attacked by several red-winged blackbirds when I am riding. It seems to be the same birds because I am only having this problem in certain areas. I have talked ...
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What is the proper etiquette for overtaking a horse?

What are the general rules when encountering a mounted rider (on a horse) on a trail? I understand if we are approaching each other I would dismount, move to the side of the trail and allow them to ...
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How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring?

Once I was riding my road bike down a rural road. I heard barking over my shoulder and saw two dobermans running toward me. I can't think of a time in my life that I felt more endangered. I reacted ...
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How do you carry a dog on a bike?

Over the years I have seen a few people transport a dog on a bike. What options have you seen? Please include a photo in your answer if possible.