Macchi was riding his bike on a remote dirt road several miles from town when, out of the corner of his eye, he spotted a small animal moving in the overgrowth as he sped by.
"I saw something running from the weeds," Macchi told The Dodo.
After continuing on his way briefly, a sense of concern came over Macchi. It was then that he decided to turn around and get a better look at what he'd seen. And it's a good thing he did.
Here's video of what happened next: