Critters is it? Picture this... flying down the dirt road, coming through a corner, right on the edge, foot down for extra stability... and all of a sudden, here is this guy stretched across the road.... classic Arizona critter.
So what happened to that nice controlled corner? It kind of got all messed up... jerk my foot up nice and high to keep from getting struck at and a desperate twitch of the handlebars to avoid the business end of the friendly little critter!
There's not many things I hate more than coming across rattlesnakes at speed in corners.