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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:50 pm 
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Just a warning to y'all, not that you need it :) I almost got tagged by a 4 to 5' Diamondback riding thru the Preserve Trail yesterday morning. He was coiled up under a small creosote bush right on the edge of the trail, and the first I saw of him was when he took a hasty lunge at me as I was passing. Luckily he was deflected by the stem of the bush, and beat a hasty retreat down a gopher hole as I got off to try and take his picture. I didn't get a warning rattle, and thankfully he must have been as surprised as i was or else he may have got a fang-full of G Form pad on my shin. I wonder if they would have solidified with that impact? Second one I have seen in as many days, so be careful. Always watch your step when you get off the bike, always check under rocks before sitting on them, and if you do get bit, get yourself to medial help as fast as you can. Don't stop to put on ties or to suck out the poison, as cool as that might seem... it tastes horrible for a start...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:38 am 
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Time to wear your snake gaiters?

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Glad you're okay rockerc!

And on a log.
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( Eastern Ratsnake, non-venomous)

tap tap tap...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:41 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:22 pm 
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Sorry, Rocker, first time I caught your post. You musta caught the big fella snake-napping!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:25 pm 
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And then... I was out walking Skyla the cat this morning early, and we almost stood on this beauty! Lovely California King snake, about 3 to 4' long, hiding out behind the Rosemary bush...


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Rockerc wrote:
Just a warning to y'all, not that you need it :) I almost got tagged by a 4 to 5' Diamondback riding thru the Preserve Trail yesterday morning. He was coiled up under a small creosote bush right on the edge of the trail, and the first I saw of him was when he took a hasty lunge at me as I was passing. Luckily he was deflected by the stem of the bush, and beat a hasty retreat down a gopher hole as I got off to try and take his picture. I didn't get a warning rattle, and thankfully he must have been as surprised as i was or else he may have got a fang-full of G Form pad on my shin. I wonder if they would have solidified with that impact? Second one I have seen in as many days, so be careful. Always watch your step when you get off the bike, always check under rocks before sitting on them, and if you do get bit, get yourself to medial help as fast as you can. Don't stop to put on ties or to suck out the poison, as cool as that might seem... it tastes horrible for a start...


Sounds like a scene from an old Western, but your bike was the horse.


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Rockerc wrote:
And then... I was out walking Skyla the cat this morning early, and we almost stood on this beauty! Lovely California King snake, about 3 to 4' long, hiding out behind the Rosemary bush...


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Do Arizonians hate the name "California" king snake?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:36 am 
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That's a boss looking snake!


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Flyin_W wrote:

And on a log.
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( Eastern Ratsnake, non-venomous)

tap tap tap...

Check out the grip this guy has. Cool.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:54 am 
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Hawgzilla wrote:
Do Arizonians hate the name "California" king snake?



No, I am just amazed at how far he had come to hang out in our yard!


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Hawgzilla wrote:

Sounds like a scene from an old Western, but your bike was the horse.



Yeah, but in the movie I shoot him from the hip with ma 6 gun... in real life I almost fall off the bike as I fumble for my phone to take his picture :)


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Rockerc wrote:
Hawgzilla wrote:

Sounds like a scene from an old Western, but your bike was the horse.



Yeah, but in the movie I shoot him from the hip with ma 6 gun... in real life I almost fall off the bike as I fumble for my phone to take his picture :)



LOL
Not quite the same, huh!


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Do Lego snakes count?


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:55 pm 
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Only if they're venomous.

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Baby Prairie Rattlesnake.


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stripes wrote:
Do Lego snakes count?


I worry about the crocheted ones more.

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