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The W&OD and Groundhogs... (VA-centric post...)(5 posts)

The W&OD and Groundhogs... (VA-centric post...)nova
Aug 9, 2002 2:03 PM
So, I just returned from a ride, during which I hit a groundhog. What is up with these little guys this year? There seems to be so many of them now, and they just aren't afraid of people. (sort of like the doe and fawn which were 30 feet away from me as I was leaving work this afternoon...)

Someone here posted that they had hit a groundhog and gone down. Did the creature survive? I was in the process of stopping to avoid the thing, but a bike was coming in the other direction, so the groundhog changed his direction, and headed right into me. I clunked him on the head with my right pedal, and he growled a bit, be he seemed ok as he ran off into the bushes.

Maybe I can replace the dog logo on my Gunnar Crosshairs with the head of a groundhog? One for each one I hit?
They have TERRIBLE eyesight ...Humma Hah
Aug 9, 2002 2:35 PM
... I've yet to hit one, but they're often grazing on the shoulders where I ride, around Manassas. The never seem to know I'm there until I pass.

We had one come right up to the front door of the company last week. They're usually shy of pedestrians and bikes, but are so used to cars that they pay no attention to them. I must assume that the ones on the W&OD have also become accustomed to pedestrians and cyclist. That one may even have gotten a few handouts.
Groundhogs are peaceful animalscritmass
Aug 9, 2002 2:58 PM
It's those damn hungover squirrels that you have to worry about!
Don't forget the. . .js5280
Aug 9, 2002 3:06 PM
holy handgrenade nmcyclopathic
Aug 9, 2002 4:24 PM