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    Snakes, snakes...and more snakes

    Spotted one a few weeks ago on a ride down a local trail, 4-5 foot long, and today, found a 4 footer in the back yard and a small one about a foot long just a couple feet right outside my front door, I dig it actually, snakes everywhere.

    Also worthy of mention, saw a condor, and a coyote (on the same ride/trail I saw the snake on a few weeks ago). And on my ride today saw a doe w/ two little fawns on my way up the trail. Lots of wildlife where I live, its awesome.
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    Riding my commuter to my buddies house and saw a black snake chilling kn the side of the road. Probably 5ft. It startled the bajeebus outta me.

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    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikoraa View Post
    Riding my commuter to my buddies house and saw a black snake chilling kn the side of the road. Probably 5ft. It startled the bajeebus outta me.
    Pinkbike feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Pinkbike feet?
    Wut? Are you trying to call me a pansy? If so then yes, I am.

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    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    It has been a while since I last saw a snake. Yesterday, I saw a stick moving across the trail:



    Vipera berus - common European viper

    ... photo taken just off trail.

    About 40cm / 16"long, I think.

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    Wait for it... Wait for it.... Some jackwagon is going to say something about how he carries a gun to kill every snake he sees or how he smashes them with rocks whenever he comes across them and the thread is going to explode into 10 pages of arguing in a matter of a couple hours. Watch.

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    little garter snake, sunning itself beside the trail (pic taken a few weeks ago)


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnoobadam View Post
    Wait for it... Wait for it.... Some jackwagon is going to say something about how he carries a gun to kill every snake he sees or how he smashes them with rocks whenever he comes across them and the thread is going to explode into 10 pages of arguing in a matter of a couple hours. Watch.
    ..crickets

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    There was a big 'ol Texas rat snake stretched across the trail today. I rounded a corner, gave out a big "Oh, sh|t!" and tried to hop over him. I know I got the front wheel up and think I unloaded the rear. Skidded to a stop about 10 feet away and tried to get a photo but he was already slinking away. Trail was about 24" wide at that point so I'd she it was at least 36" long. Fat thing, too...
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    Saw this yesterday on my ride. Probably 5 feet long...not pinkbike feet...whatever that means He didn't budge a bit. Something about snakes. They are cool and scary all at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    .not pinkbike feet...whatever that means
    From urban dictionary:

    One Pinkbike foot is equal to any length less than 12 inches.

    The expression "Pinkbike Feet" often refers to the frequent overestimation of height and length of mountain bike jumps and stunts on the website Pinkbike.com.

    A "Pinkbike ruler" is a ruler that would be used to measure pinkbike feet.

    A DIY pinkbike ruler is quite easy to make, as the only requirement is that it be less than 12" long. Remember, the shorter you make your pinkbike ruler, the longer and higher your jump will be in pinkbike feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnoobadam View Post
    Wait for it... Wait for it.... Some jackwagon is going to say something about how he carries a gun to kill every snake he sees or how he smashes them with rocks whenever he comes across them and the thread is going to explode into 10 pages of arguing in a matter of a couple hours. Watch.
    i kill em with my crossbow.

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    Not really concerned about snakes around here. Large snapping turtles on the other hand bring me to a halt as they love to sit in the middle of the trail, always pissy too.
    Yip yip yip nope nope nope

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    I saw this huge black mamba earlier, then I zipped up my pants.

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    darnit...was just coming in to make a joke about a trouser snake....too late.

    I have seen a couple this year, one big one on the trail, not sure what kind, very dark green/brown-ish? pretty long & fast though. Then a small one in the yard the other day, very interesting markings, def wasn't a garter snake.

    I love seeing the wildlife on the trails (& in the yard), lots of deer, sometimes wild turkey in the front yard...went screaming by a turtle on a fast downhill section the other day, little guy didn't even flinch at the fat tires going 20+mph an inch away lol.
    Riding.....

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    That Time Of Year Again…

    It's been in the 60°'s to 70°'s for a week or more where I live in Colorado. And the snakes are on their way out of hibernation. As I'm sure in other areas as well. I saw a garter snake a couple day's ago on my ride. So I'm sure the Rattlers are coming out as well. Anybody else see any yet? Be sure to get some photos and post them up here.
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    I've seen two or three Gopher snakes, and two rattlers so far.
    ...and proud member of the anti-sock puppet desolation

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    Snakes, snakes...and more snakes

    My buddy Zon's snake story from the NorCal board -
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    i love snakes. very much.
    fap

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    i love snakes. very much.
    Must resist making the obvious comment...
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    what kind of comment?

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    [QUOTE=NicoleB28;10291813]what kind of comment?

    What's the wrist band for? Nice King / Corn snake.
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    oh i forgot to take off my looney bin bracelet!

    wherever i was, a petting zoo or something made us wear those. i think it was a milk snake (alright, keep the jokes coming!)
    fap

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    oh i forgot to take off my looney bin bracelet!

    wherever i was, a petting zoo or something made us wear those. i think it was a milk snake (alright, keep the jokes coming!)
    Yeah no comment on the looney bin wrist band. But Corn,Milk and King snakes there are so many variations it's hard to tell between them.
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