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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2009
    El Paso Texas
    Minelab X-terra 70
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    MY New Friend

    Met him in October
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  3. #2
    us
    DFCA

    Dec 2006
    Kansas
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    Re: MY New Friend

    from the look of his eyes, and the fact you got that close without a defense reaction, I'd say he was ready to shed his old skin
    great pic

    Sniffer

  4. #3
    seger98

    Re: MY New Friend

    Is that a black rat snake? And the wife wants to know if it's far enough away from Alabama

  5. #4
    us
    DFCA

    Dec 2006
    Kansas
    Minelab E-trac
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    Re: MY New Friend

    by the shape of the head and size, probably a western diamond back

  6. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2007
    God's lap
    X-terra 70 ACE 250
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    Re: MY New Friend

    I'm with Kathy...hope it is a long way from here too!!

  7. #6
    us
    Jan 2009
    El Paso Texas
    Minelab X-terra 70
    332
    5 times

    Re: MY New Friend

    I'm thinking black-tailed or western diamondback rattlesnake. this was up at Aden Crater Volcano in southern New Mexico.

  8. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
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    Re: MY New Friend

    You can keep your friend. I don't like his looks and I pray I never meet anything that looks like that.

    RR





  9. #8
    us
    Feb 2009
    Mojave Desert CA.
    White's MXT 300, Falcon MD20
    138
    2 times

    Re: MY New Friend

    He looks pretty big and healthy.

  10. #9
    us
    Jan 2009
    El Paso Texas
    Minelab X-terra 70
    332
    5 times

    Re: MY New Friend

    I figure it was over 3 feet

  11. #10
    us
    DFCA

    Dec 2006
    Kansas
    Minelab E-trac
    5,902
    15 times
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    Re: MY New Friend

    I wouldn't mind meeting him, as long as he understands, I like to maintain some distance LOL

  12. #11
    us
    Hunt, kneel, dig, pray

    Oct 2007
    Dayton, Oh
    Whites M-6 with Bullseye Pinpointer
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    Re: MY New Friend

    I am told that if you get down close and look into their eye's, from the side, you can tell if they are poisonous. At least that is what Dumb Pete told me.

    SKD
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    SoreKneesDayton
    Whites M-6

  13. #12
    us
    DFCA

    Dec 2006
    Kansas
    Minelab E-trac
    5,902
    15 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: MY New Friend

    now I wonder, why do they call him dumb Pete?? LOL

  14. #13

    Aug 2007
    West Michigan
    minelab, tesoro
    965
    9 times

    Re: MY New Friend

    I'ld like to introduce him to my shovel.

  15. #14
    NGE
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    us
    May 2008
    S.E. Michigan
    Etrac, Explorer XS II, Fisher 1266-X
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    metal detecting, fishing, photography

    Re: MY New Friend

    The only way I'd want to meet him is his skin around my waist and his body in da skillet ......NGE
    Exposure to the Son prevents burning

  16. #15

    Mar 2008
    Northern WI.
    Bounty HunterIV / Garrett GTI 2500
    97

    Re: MY New Friend

    I'm not a chickens#!* but that right there would concern me. Nice pic!

  17. #16
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2007
    Summit County, CO
    White's DFX, White's Classic 1 Coinmaster
    5,261
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    Re: MY New Friend

    I don't know where you found him at, but he looks a lot like a timber rattler. They're darker, and they're very mean. They don't see any need to rattle and warn you. I would have to see it in real life to tell more. That boy of mine does research on reptiles and has published some studies in "Herpetologica" and he would know more about it. He'd want to catch it and bring it home. I don't know about those eyes, if it's getting ready to shed or it's just the photo. Ya'll remember this. When snakes of all kinds get ready to shed, the skin over the eyes clouds over and they are essentially blind for a short time. Out of self-defense they will strike far more readily at anything they sense near them. I don't kill snakes anymore. I just pass on by and leave them be.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

  18. #17
    us
    Jan 2009
    El Paso Texas
    Minelab X-terra 70
    332
    5 times

    Re: MY New Friend

    I found him in Southern New Mexico in October. He rattled right before I got to close.

 

 

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