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    I had one welcome me the other day.

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    Came around a somewhat loose corner and ran into these guys...

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    Haven't seen any around the Simi Valley area....yet. I've seen trails from snake(s) but that's it....that said, I expect to see one today now.

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    Is that a rabbit or a squirrel? That's a hell of a meal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubored View Post
    Is that a rabbit or a squirrel? That's a hell of a meal!
    A rabbit. I was kind of bummed, but life finds a way!


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    Quote Originally Posted by calistyle View Post
    Haven't seen any around the Simi Valley area....yet. I've seen trails from snake(s) but that's it....that said, I expect to see one today now.
    I saw one. I also saw a yellow and brown California King snake today. I wasn't able to get a picture though. This one is from about two weeks ago. He made a nice little fried appetizer and he's going to make a watch strap.

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    After having never seen a snake on my bike (only hiking or driving), I ran into 2 big rattlers today at El Prieto. The first one was so big and stretched right across the trail that I thought it was a big tree root at first but realized what it was once I was 2 feet away. He looked at me and then slowly slithered off into the bushes.

    Then after the end of El P proper, I ran into one at the creek crossing just before the ranger's houses. Literally ran into it, as I only saw it for a split second and then ran right over it. I heard some rattling behind me, then went to check on it but it disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemnem View Post
    After having never seen a snake on my bike (only hiking or driving), I ran into 2 big rattlers today at El Prieto. The first one was so big and stretched right across the trail that I thought it was a big tree root at first but realized what it was once I was 2 feet away. He looked at me and then slowly slithered off into the bushes.

    Then after the end of El P proper, I ran into one at the creek crossing just before the ranger's houses. Literally ran into it, as I only saw it for a split second and then ran right over it. I heard some rattling behind me, then went to check on it but it disappeared.
    Thanks for the report. What time of the day was it?

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    Just before 11am

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I saw one. I also saw a yellow and brown California King snake today. I wasn't able to get a picture though. This one is from about two weeks ago. He made a nice little fried appetizer and he's going to make a watch strap.
    I forgot to post a follow up.



    Quote Originally Posted by nemnem View Post
    After having never seen a snake on my bike (only hiking or driving), I ran into 2 big rattlers today at El Prieto. The first one was so big and stretched right across the trail that I thought it was a big tree root at first but realized what it was once I was 2 feet away. He looked at me and then slowly slithered off into the bushes.
    How long do you think it was?

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    Dude, that's awesome!!!
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    little lambs no more

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    Who's run over a Rattler? now that its snake season

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    How long do you think it was?
    First one was pretty big - at least 4 ft long and pretty thick like it had just eaten.

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    ^ That would make a good belt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimatetodd View Post
    Came around a somewhat loose corner and ran into these guys...

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    where was this, that guy is huge

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmattjohnson View Post
    where was this, that guy is huge
    No wonder he's HUGE he's been dining on rabbits.

    Seriously though where was that he is HUGE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nemnem View Post
    After having never seen a snake on my bike (only hiking or driving), I ran into 2 big rattlers today at El Prieto. The first one was so big and stretched right across the trail that I thought it was a big tree root at first but realized what it was once I was 2 feet away. He looked at me and then slowly slithered off into the bushes.

    Then after the end of El P proper, I ran into one at the creek crossing just before the ranger's houses. Literally ran into it, as I only saw it for a split second and then ran right over it. I heard some rattling behind me, then went to check on it but it disappeared.
    So he gave ya the old stink eye huh. I know that snake.
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    i've never ridden over a rattler but running XC in college up in OC running El Moro Trail rounding a corner being in a zone last second a baby rattler was sitting dead center of the trail. My foot was already in the air so instead of keeping my stride i quickly just held my forward foot up and leaned forward to clear the snake without stepping on it. It was pretty sketchy. But i've seen a lot of snakes but usually they are on the side or completely off the trail on the move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmattjohnson View Post
    i've never ridden over a rattler but running XC in college up in OC running El Moro Trail rounding a corner being in a zone last second a baby rattler was sitting dead center of the trail. My foot was already in the air so instead of keeping my stride i quickly just held my forward foot up and leaned forward to clear the snake without stepping on it. It was pretty sketchy. But i've seen a lot of snakes but usually they are on the side or completely off the trail on the move.
    On video that could have made it to infamous status.
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    Was heading down the fire road earlier making my way to towards the switchbacks I ride the other day, when I came across this little beauty... 13 rattles and counting... 1st one I've seen up close since the fires (Sycamore Canyon)...


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdemm View Post
    Was heading down the fire road earlier making my way to towards the switchbacks I ride the other day, when I came across this little beauty... 13 rattles and counting... 1st one I've seen up close since the fires (Sycamore Canyon)...



    That's a nice one. I like the dark ones like that.

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    Snake Bite Yesterday on News

    Does anyone know where that kid was that got bitten by a rattlesnake at Mission Trails, aka "Missing Trails"?

    I'm curious if they were on a nice 20' wide Fire Road aka "Trail" or if they were messin around trailblazing?
    BS.

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    The description is vague. The area reported as "near Clairemont Mesa Boulevand and Rueda Drive" is the entrance to the west side of the park at Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

    Holy crap, I'm not even thinking about rattlesnakes this time of year. The only rattlesnake I've run (bunny hopped) across (over) was at the west side of MTRP going down e-ticket last summer.

    Update: It happened on Shepard's trail.
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    Yes, Shepherd Pond Loop trail was reported. Most of it is pretty wide, except down near the pond where the vegetation closes in a bit.

    I was riding in Santee yesterday and ended my ride at noon. On the drive back on hwy 52 right next to that location, my car thermometer said it was 80 F. No wonder the snakes are confused.

    Bottom of E-ticket -- if you stay left after the switchbacks and aim for the Fortuna saddle -- is notorious for rattlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    I was riding in Santee yesterday and ended my ride at noon. On the drive back on hwy 52 right next to that location, my car thermometer said it was 80 F. No wonder the snakes are confused..
    If you think the snakes are confused just think how the mice feel.
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    We saw one this evening near sunset. Very slow moving and not aggressive.

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