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    Good sized (and stubborn) rattlesnake on Oro Valley trail

    This dude just did NOT want to move!

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    So why didn't you just go around, rather than dick with it?

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    That's great and all, but what tires are best to deal with the az chunk and rattlesnake gnar of Golden ranch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
    So why didn't you just go around, rather than dick with it?
    Better to move the snake off the trail than to leave it there and create a bad situation for the next rider to come along. Especially this time of year when rattlers are extra-agitated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
    So why didn't you just go around, rather than dick with it?
    There was no trail to ride around for starters. Normally out west where I live, we can bunny hop most rattlesnakes but are are lazy and clueless. Every rattlesnake I've run across in AZ gets just like this one...rears up and get all pissy & aggressive. Our rattlers all just want to run and hide like Hawg sys al snakes "want" to do. I disagree with that statement about those AZ rattlers. They want to fight...or at least taunt you a bit before moving on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2rider1964 View Post
    There was no trail to ride around for starters. Normally out west where I live, we can bunny hop most rattlesnakes but are are lazy and clueless. Every rattlesnake I've run across in AZ gets just like this one...rears up and get all pissy & aggressive. Our rattlers all just want to run and hide like Hawg sys al snakes "want" to do. I disagree with that statement about those AZ rattlers. They want to fight...or at least taunt you a bit before moving on.


    So walking around was not an option either I guess? And your fable about AZ. rattlesnakes couldn't be further from the facts.
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    That's typical behavior with the rattlers I've encountered. Goes to show that they don't wanna bite, they just wanna get away. I've had one watch me from 10 feet away, as I circled it, it stayed in the same spot rattling until I was out of sight.

    I'm surprised you were able to move him/her with your tire, and it was like :

    "Leave me alone, I'm a rattlesnake!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickhall View Post
    Better to move the snake off the trail than to leave it there and create a bad situation for the next rider to come along. Especially this time of year when rattlers are extra-agitated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el poseur View Post
    Sanitizing (for the masses)
    Only a hardcore badass would worry about sanitizing that gnarly section of trail.

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    Cool video! Glad to see neither party was hurt!
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    Very cool video. Kind of surprised it didn't try to strike at your tire (unless I missed it).

    Thx for sharing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
    So why didn't you just go around, rather than dick with it?
    Because the desert was thick right there.... and why blaze a new trail when it would be better for him to be off the trail and maybe get run over or someone bit?
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