I was riding to school last night when a suicidal mockingbird divebombed my front wheel! He just came out of nowhere and was so close I think I hit his tail. I've also encountered this deathwish in squirrels. Another time I had a duck fly within a foot of my head. Still another mornings ride found a dog guarding the apex of one of my favorite corners(missed him but it was close). Has anyone else had close calls with animals or am I just a critter magnet?