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Rattle Snake!

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Pnicholas1019, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Pnicholas1019

    Pnicholas1019 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So yesterdaty as i was walkin in the beautiful Arizona Desert i found this guy! About 6' Long and had about 8 layers in his rattler... Thank god he wasnt coiled because i came awfully close to him. Anyone else see any cool animals while there out?

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    127.0.0.1 AKA ::1

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    I was skipping la - de -dah down Barton Creek one hot afternoon, jumping over
    rocks as I headed downstream, and stepped right over a fat rattler...before I
    could stop and shit myself properly, it took off under the rock. later that
    day I got stung by a scorpion. good times
     
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    Copperhead almost got me one day while fishing. I paddled upstream about a mile, and was going to float back and fish. First cast with new lure got hung in a low branch. I paddled over to retrieve it, got out of the canoe and put my left hand on the rock face of the riverbank. Saw something move, looked back over my shoulder and saw the snake coiled up. I promptly lost my balance and fell headfirst into the river. Scared the crap outta me, I didn't tell anyone where I was going and didn't have a cell phone at that time.
     
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    A couple years ago when we drained our pond in MISS. i was walking down the bank to dad and i almost stepped on a coiled cottonmouth.
     
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    soon. let it get warmer and they will litter my mountain bike trail. they dont bother me much...i learned to look ahead now.
     
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    Spent hours and hours chasing reptiles and amphibians as part of coursework in college. Found a massive copperhead one time but never did see a rattlesnake live in the wild. They're just not as common in MO as people would have you believe.

    Did my capstone on treefrogs. Pretty surreal to be out in the middle of a pond at midnight up to your waist in water trying to record mating calls.
     
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    I chased down a copperhead with my riding mower last spring. It's remains are in my deep freeze waiting to be made into 1911 grips. Got tagged on the inner left ankle by a cottonmouth when I was twelve or so at Jolly Mills in MO. Luckily it was a dry bite. Possibly recieved another dry bite on the south canadian river in norman, ok. Not entirely sure if it was a snake, or something sharp that I stepped on, but the wound reassembled the bite I received in MO when I was younger.
     
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    crazy times and this isnt my first encounter in the diamondback series lol
     
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    Cool snake! It'x a male Western diamondback - looks to be about 3', which is an average size for an adult in AZ (lots of people estimate larger, but a 4' rattlesnake in AZ is not very common; 5' is nearly unheard of). What time of day did you see him?
     
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    The dogs find them all the time. Lots of em in Fla.. But Im working on that [​IMG]
     
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    Good grief - those FL EDBs are no joke!
     
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    ^^^^ I found one in 09 that was 70in long x 14in around,, with 15 rattles and a button. The Thing was a log..
     
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    I hate snakes more then chris4x4 hates spiders..
     
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    When I was in SoCal working on camp Pendleton. I ran into them all the time. One day on a range I almost walked on four of them thru out the day. Luckily I had snake guards ad they were baby's.
     
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    StZu Where the White Women At?

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    dead snake=good snake
     
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    Anyone ever tried rattle snake?? I had deep fried rattle snake not long ago! its good and a lil different.
     
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    I would shit my britches.
     
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    Bobbb "Rumors of Bob, but never Bob. It is Bob, right?"

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    I run across a fair amount of snakes during the summer. They don't bother me in the least. Spiders on the other hand... I'll be putting the pup through rattlesnake aversion training next month. Since they like to investigate everything with their nose, dogs tend to get bit in the face. I've seen pics of ones who've been bitten and I really don't want to see him go down that road.
     
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    I've seen only two in my life and both were the same afternoon hiking up to Half Dome. One had his head cut off and burried in the ground. The other one was under a small ledge I was sitting on and resting only a few feet from me. I'm pretty sure they were rattle snakes as far as I can tell. I will post a photo once I get home.

    Also have seen a bear that very same hike, but I seem to run into those all the time. :p
     
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