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    Speaking of rattlesnakes

    It's also that time of the year. Be careful out there, and be sure to slow down, smile, and say "hi." We need them more than they need us.
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    Good snakes are dead snakes.

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    I prefer them alive. They eat rats and mice and stuff...

    Unless I need a snake skin for something, then dead is OK with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    It's also that time of the year. Be careful out there, and be sure to slow down, smile, and say "hi." We need them more than they need us.

    Well said.


    No one wants to kill snakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    Good snakes are dead snakes.
    Fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    Good snakes are dead snakes.
    Like the hantavirus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Like the hantavirus?
    Remember that time we had to follow that rattle snake you pissed off into the phragmites? That had me pretty nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    Remember that time we had to follow that rattle snake you pissed off into the phragmites? That had me pretty nervous.
    194 mile or more affectionately Hualapai Acres. Thankfully, the grand canyon pinks are pretty benign but it could have been a Mojave.

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    Since it's warmer than normal, do you think the rattlesnakes will turn on their air conditioners sooner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    Remember that time we had to follow that rattle snake you pissed off into the phragmites? That had me pretty nervous.
    Haha! I was so stressed out about that but I couldn't let rockman, you, and the gorilla down. So in we went!

    Phragmites, that just sounds like an evil place or some kind of monsters from a fantasy movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    194 mile or more affectionately Hualapai Acres. Thankfully, the grand canyon pinks are pretty benign but it could have been a Mojave.
    Yes, thankfully. I'm not sure I would have been so keen if it was diamond back or majave.

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    Out earlier this year than most.
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    Hit Desert Classic/Helipad after work today, and this guy was sitting at the edge of the trail. He hissed quite loudly, but I never heard his rattle.

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    Can't believe these are making a comeback. Two spotted so far at Choose Your Trail.

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    That's a nice looking speckled rattlesnake. Do you know about where this guy was?

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    I don't bike, but I keep a running alert on Google to see when people mention rattlesnakes (I work with and study them), and I have to say that for all of the forum posts that go up about them, I am quite impressed with the attitude around here where it comes to native wildlife. It's a rare thing to only have one "only good snakes a dead snake" comment in something like this If anyone has any questions about rattlesnakes, let me know.

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    You have snakes? Weird country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molossus View Post
    That's a nice looking speckled rattlesnake. Do you know about where this guy was?
    Paste these coordinates into Google maps: 33.327632,-112.03419

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    Someone just found a 3.5 foot rattler on the property where I work, just off the frontage road (I-10) in Marana. It's a very high traffic area, but a couple washes/santa cruz river bed are very close, so they come up from time to time. It was rather cool this morning and with this 'monster storm' to be coming in, I found it very odd that the rattler was out at that time this morning. Not to mention 1 live and 1 dead gopher snakes (probably bull snakes, I didn't see them) found within the same hour when they were clearing some brush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    It's also that time of the year. Be careful out there, and be sure to slow down, smile, and say "hi." We need them more than they need us.
    Speaking of rattlesnakes-ratt.jpg

    Snake porn . I almost ruined these two's fun on Somo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In2falling View Post
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    Snake porn . I almost ruined these two's fun on Somo.
    Wow! Was this recent? Those are two male tiger rattlesnakes in combat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molossus View Post
    Wow! Was this recent? Those are two male tiger rattlesnakes in combat.
    Like a sword fight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Like a sword fight?
    Pretty much! There's a female nearby - that's what they are fighting about.

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    You have the ring, and I see your Schwartz is as big as mine.

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    FINALLY, saw my first diamondback of 2014 today around 4 pm. K-Trail, Gold Canyon.

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    Nice pic Gila

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    Rode the new Gooseneck Trail today and saw two snakes.

    Mean Green Mojave I almost ran over.


    Not sure what kind of rattler but definitely an unhappy one. It's tail is way on the bottom-right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatmike2112 View Post
    Nice pic Gila
    Thanks phatmike2112. I snapped 25 of him just to be sure I got him. Gotta love digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    Rode the new Gooseneck Trail today and saw two snakes.

    Mean Green Mojave I almost ran over...Not sure what kind of rattler but definitely an unhappy one. It's tail is way on the bottom-right.
    Seems in addition to a lot of sightings a lot earlier in the year (thank you, mild winter), the ones we're seeing appear bigger than years past. Same thing on "the Facebooks." Anyone else noticing that, or are we selectively posting pics of the big guns?

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    Not a very good pic, but found this guy on the Pemberton about 2:30 yesterday afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by molossus View Post
    Wow! Was this recent? Those are two male tiger rattlesnakes in combat.
    That was a few months ago. I am no snake expert but think this was 2 diamond backs (female & male) mating (making baby rattlesnakes) in the middle of the trail

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