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    Dallas- Rowlett Creek. Any snakes?

    Went out to Rowlett Creek on Sunday, just to check out the trail for the first time. I didn't have my bike, but will be riding today.

    Anyone seeing snakes on the trail?

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    i dont ride rowlett creek, but yes, they are out there, they are always out there

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    Will be my first ride out there. Going to see how my hybrid handles the single track. Hopefully my fat street tire will be fine. I think so.

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    its tame enough, that should work on 90% of the trails...though will suck in some spots

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    I ride RCP. Every trail has snakes.

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    rcp is def one of the worst in the area though

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    Rode RCP for the first time Friday afternoon. No snakes. :-) This being my first ride there, I LOVED it. My GF and I were really surprised that DFW had such nice terrain and trails.

    I wanted my 10 year-old to get into riding, but I was concerned about his first time on the trails, and the snakes, so I took him to Oak Point off of Spring Creek. We rode the paved path, until we found the equestrian trails in the south of the park. We rode the trails and really liked those as well. I wish Oak Point made a loop in the south.

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    this is from a friends facebook, was taken out at RCP

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    That's an awesome snake. I don't mind them, but I don't want my 10-year old son bit. Thanks!

    BTW - spotted a young Coyote on the south loop just before sun down. That was cool. He was out in the fresh cut grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJamie View Post
    Went out to Rowlett Creek on Sunday, just to check out the trail for the first time. I didn't have my bike, but will be riding today.

    Anyone seeing snakes on the trail?

    Thanks,
    Jamie
    OMG yes. Just keep riding.

    FYI TX only has 4 varieties of poisonous snake: Copperhead, Cottonmouth (aka water moccasin), Rattlesnake, and Coral Snake. But the first two are pretty common
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    But there are a few that are not poisonous that will still bite if cornered. My rule is every snake is a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    this is from a friends facebook, was taken out at RCP

    What kind of snake is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justcramit View Post
    What kind of snake is that?
    looks like some kind of python... or anaconda.

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    That's a Texas Rat Snake.

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    I don't like snakes, and can't tell them apart, so therefore I don't bother them if I see one, and so far, they haven't bothered me in return... If I see one, I just point it out to whoever I'm riding with and go on my very merry way...
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    Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these mother****in' snakes on this mother****in' trail!
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    Since I wrote this post, I probably ride RCP about 3-4 days a week. In the months I've been riding there, I have seen one Copperhead on the trail (knock on wood). Probably because I ride late evenings, just before dark.

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    I was gonna say, I have yet to see a snake out there. Although I don't ride RCP nearly as often...

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    They spend most of their time hiding and want nothing to do with humans. You aren't supposed to see a lot of them. But just like roaches, if you see one, you can bet there's a lot more where it came from.

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    Anyone ever had a run in with a snake while riding other than seeing one?

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    I am amused that anyone is surprised that you might see a snake while riding in their habitat, i.e. trails.

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    I'm not surprised at all, I was just curious if any have ever tried to get someone riding by etc

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    I have ridden over a few snakes while on my mtb. Sometimes I haven't even seen them, it's the person behind me who points it out. If I see one in time, I will usually just stop and let it go on about it's business, I wouldn't purposely hurt or antagonize one. For the most part, snakes are not aggressive unless provoked. Like Rowlett Creek, most of the trails in the Houston area are near water so it's not at all unusual to see them.

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    learn to bunny hop

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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu View Post
    learn to bunny hop
    If my fat ass bunny hopped my bike would split in half, and I'd either squish the poor snake or it'd bite my ass.

    I've seen a few bright green snakes, no others out there. My wife says she's seen a few brown ones, but I'm not sure if she's referring to snakes on the trail, or while I'm away from the house

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    lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark! View Post
    If my fat ass bunny hopped my bike would split in half, and I'd either squish the poor snake or it'd bite my ass.

    I've seen a few bright green snakes, no others out there. My wife says she's seen a few brown ones, but I'm not sure if she's referring to snakes on the trail, or while I'm away from the house
    pics!! j/k
    I must've rode RCP for 2+ years and only once saw a snake out there. I don't think it's as infested as most say. Maybe i just got lucky.

    I see one or two a month out at Cypresswood in Houston though.
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