SsssNAKE SeasoN ......,(merged threads)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Garrett, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. pinoy7

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    This guy was hanging out in a tricky rock garden at our local trails in Murrieta. Right in the line one would take!

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    I saw one about that same size on Sunday on Racetrack in Chula. It caught me by surprise and I bounced off a tree avoiding it.
     
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    shudder no big deal

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    That is WICKED!! Good find. Wow.

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    Huge gopher snake at the fully loop tonight. One of the biggest snakes I have ever seen at the loop 6 foot easily
     
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    Good size snake. Looks like he could use a meal!
     
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    My first snake encounter this year. Saw this little guy on Dana Point hills this afternoon around 2:30pm.

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    I made sure this little guy is off the trail before I continued my ride. :) Ride safe guys!
     
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    My first snake encounter of the year at LCWP along Bommer Ridge, just before the top of Emerald Canyon, around midday

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    Many years ago on a flight to Chicago a snake got loose and slithered around the plane! When it was announced, everyone quickly lifted their feet off the floor! I never saw it, but heard screaming coming from various areas. A man got up and just happened to have a snake cage and caught it, but insisted it wasn't his snake. Yeah, right.
     
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    Have been seeing a few snakes lately....a great King snake and a gopher snake a couple of days ago.

    Ran into this guy today....he was a bit pissed off:

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    I find myself looking so hard lately everywhere after seeing a couple earlier than usual and I am almost getting paranoid.. especially in tighter singletrack with limited clearance.. I'm usually not too concerned but this season it's on my mind more.. where was this one?
     
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    Out near Desert Hot Springs on Sunday I saw what look kinda like sidewinder tracks.
    Just can't post from my phone with pic right now.
     
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    Ran into this bad boy today! On Strada Rossa course!
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  13. da big hills

    da big hills happy night trails

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    2 foot southern pacific diamondback in my driveway yesterday. It starts
     
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    Great. So the climbing and 7k elevation gain isn't enough and now you're adding snake obstacles to the course.
     
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    Am I the only one that hates ticks more than snakes? I love seeing snakes. Except for one time a rattler scared the cap out of me. But I'm getting ticks left and right at laguna wilderness.
     
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    Sharing is caring!!!
     
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    Ticks are Vile little bugs! Everyone hates them. You are not the only one. :)
     
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    Jim, don't worry if you're the first person to pass a rattler, it's the second or third person that will encounter the strike; this is why I always descend first this time of year...heh heh heh
     
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    Nearly ran over this little guy last week at San Clemente singletracks (climbing Holeshot); just hanging out in the sun:
     

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    just out of oakley parking lot.
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