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

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  1. blixet

    blixet New Member

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    Your screen name is apt!
     
  2. herzalot

    herzalot Well-Known Member

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    Seems it's the second rider who is most at peril, eh? Glad it was a close call and not a bullseye.
     
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    He must hate the braking bumps. He looks pissed about them...
     
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    Ran over one today. It was in the shadows and I was concentrating on the rocks I was going over, didn't see it until my front wheel was almost on top of it. Fortunately it didn't sense my presence any sooner than I sensed it. I stopped to turn around to see if it was really a rattlesnake, but didn't need to go back to look - I could hear it. It was none too pleased. If anyone sees a snake with a Hutchinson Toro imprint, tell it I'm sorry.

    Funny thing is, earlier in the ride I was thinking that it had been a while since I had seen a snake...
     
  5. mtnbikej

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    Hadn't seen a snake in a couple of weeks......then ran across this guy at Oaks:

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    It must be snake day today - I came across 2 rattlers on El Prieto: first one was in my path but I saw it ahead of me in time to stop a few feet away. I waited for a moment and then he slithered off. The second was less fortunate (for the snake), as it was in shady spot and I only saw it just as my front tire was about to roll over it. Heard it rattle behind me and went to check but it was gone pretty quick.

    Why do things happen only when I ride without my gopro?
     
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    Danimal Gary the Cat

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    looks like you got a photo of a monkey in a coat. I've never ran across that. consider yourself fortunate!
     
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    Schecky SoCalMTBubbs

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    How do they have so many pictures of this cobra?
     
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    in Whiting the other day. Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 2.04.47 PM.jpg
     
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    Saw this a couple months ago on Chiquita ridge before they closed it off. A reddish looking rattler I believe. I was keeping my distance, so photo is grainy. IMG_3061.jpg
    Anybody know what it is?
     
  12. da big hills

    da big hills happy night trails

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    probably a western diamond back, they are orange colored in parts of the OC. But do not depend upon color, our local pacific diamond back is jet black. If he had red and black stripes on the tail it would be a Red Diamond. OC is the northern limit of these babies

    From the web: The best characteristic I can find to distinguish these species is the first infralabial scales, but this is not easy to see in the field. In order to examine these the snake probably needs to be in hand in order look at the front of the underside of the chin. This is not always possible and can be dangerous.
     
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    Ruby red? More aggressive, almost struck by one a couple years ago, Thankyou spokes. SCAAAARYYYYY!
    Sssssssteve
     
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    I saw a baby southern pacific rattler on serrano in whiting ranch a couple days ago.
     
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    trailninja Going Slideways!!!! Staff Member

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    Found a rattler last week at Whiting also! Not a baby.
     

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    Gotta watchout for those snakes!
     

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