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bj

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Trail Hazard
« on: April 06, 2013, 04:19:10 PM »
Looked like someone had killed this but before I passed it, I prodded it with a walking stick and it moved a little. Kept fiddling with it then the tongue came out and it became a little more active. When I finally went around it, it made a feeble strike at me so not sure whether it recovered or not but it was pretty PO'd. No scale in the pic but it was about 4 ft long.



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Re: Trail Hazard
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 04:43:40 PM »
Looks like spring has sprung:)
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Re: Trail Hazard
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 10:00:24 PM »
It looks like good sized snake. I suppose he was trying to warm his blood up a little bit more than anything else. I'm glad you saw him and didn't step on him to find out just how lively he could be.

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Re: Trail Hazard
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 07:59:14 AM »
I seen a couple of rattlesnakes last year in Yosemite, at about 8,000 feet high!  I just stay clear of them. :shooting:
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Re: Trail Hazard
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 11:46:53 AM »
Living proof that the saying "there's no snakes in the high country" is an old wives tale. I have heard many people tell me this and when I tell them that that is not the truth they get offended. Better to be offended than snake bit!
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