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    Found this little gem on Wingate

    Riding up Wingate pass this morning...found this little gem curled up on the right side of the trail, just past the Toms Thumb turnoff and before the downed saguro. Rattled like crazy as I went by (too late to stop).
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    Awwww so cute, what did you name it?

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    Prettty small for having 8 rattles. Pretty cool though, love running into these guys, amazing animals!
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    I shall name him, "Laxative"....because I almost sh*t my pants as I rode past...

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    I saw a nice little 1-1.5 footer on 100A sat. morning. the cool thing about this snake was that it was redish pink to match the surrounding rocks.
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    It looks kinda' like a Mojave rattler - a pretty aggressive snake w/ a neuro AND hemo toxin.

    Check this link out for more snake ID's: http://www.reptilesofaz.org/herp-snakes.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 360 Adventures
    It looks kinda' like a Mojave rattler - a pretty aggressive snake w/ a neuro AND hemo toxin.

    Check this link out for more snake ID's: http://www.reptilesofaz.org/herp-snakes.html
    I was thinking that too!

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    Venomous snake bite stats: the majority of venomous snake bites occur on the hands of drunk males, between the ages of 25-35 and with a low TTR.

    TTR = Tooth to Tattoo Ratio.

    Some of you guys are DOOMED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 360 Adventures
    It looks kinda' like a Mojave rattler - a pretty aggressive snake w/ a neuro AND hemo toxin.

    Check this link out for more snake ID's: http://www.reptilesofaz.org/herp-snakes.html
    I know next to nothing about vipers, but I'd prolly say the pic above is Black-Tailed Rattlesnake. They seem to pretty common in the valley. The pics I seen of Mojave's show having bands all the way to the rattle.

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    That is in fact an Arizona Blacktail rattlesnake. 3rd most common rattlesnake in Arizona.

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    Yep . . .as indicated by (drum roll) the black tail?

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    in the 10 yrs I have ridden here I have only found one rattle snake up on hawes. It was an arizona black rattle snake, I had to look it up as I had never seen one like it before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 360 Adventures
    Yep . . .as indicated by (drum roll) the black tail?
    Is your first name Doug? Just curious.
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    I've only seen one this year, up near Tom's Thumb while hiking a few weeks ago. It's been a crazy year for me seeing wildlife so far. With the exception of a bear, I've been too close to just about everything out there!

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