Note to self: Bears and Bikes are a bad combination

So Yahoo! had this on it’s “Odd News” section today:

“A middle school teacher suffered some bruising and big scratch on his back after he struck a bear while riding his bicycle to school.”

What I really want to know is, was he doing 25mph UPHILL? (I think you all know how much I hate hills). I saw a deer the other day riding in to work, she was just leaping through the field as I rode by. I called out “good morning!” and she stopped and looked at me. That was a close-enough-encounter for me. Sure wish I’d had my camera, though.


About D. D. Syrdal

Writer of vampire stories and science fiction. First novel, "Revenants Abroad", available now at Amazon,,, Smashwords. If you like a vampire you can go out drinking with and still respect yourself in the morning, I think you'd like Andrej.
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2 Responses to Note to self: Bears and Bikes are a bad combination

  1. maryjblog says:

    I had a close encounter with a doe and her baby, a few weeks ago on Block Island. The mother came charging thru the hedges of the B & B where we were staying, and disappeared into the yard next door. A minute later, the little one showed up, looking kinda lost – I tried to point it in the right direction but it didn’t seem to understand my gesturing and I didn’t want to get too close. Poor thing – did you know that the little deer make a bleating noise, almost just like a lamb?

  2. Digital Dame says:

    Wow, yeah, you don’t want them to think you intend the baby any harm. I did not know they made that sound, just tugs at your heartstrings. As if they’re not the cutest things alive anyway!

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