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    The Snake Parade !

    On my recent Spring fishing trip I was able to veiw one of nature's unsual events . Snakes leaving there den after hibernating all winter . These are Gopher Snakes , Pituophis catenifer or Pituophis melanoleucus. These guys are non venomous and are often called the " Farmers Friend " because they eat large amounts of mice , rats , gopher's and such . They can grow up to 7 feet long and if cornered they will coil and strike at you . The biggest of this bunch was about 5 feet . I saw 6 snakes but the Ranger drove up in his truck and that seemed to scare them and they stopped coming out of thier den . Hoss
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    Pretty neat Hoss. Never seen that before either.
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    That is very cool! Thank you for sharing!!
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    Nice one HOSS, the only thing near that we get is the mating of adders. Take care my friend.


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    I guess this is a okay shot...but snakes are not my thing. LOL!
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    Thanks everyone ! Glad you liked it ! Hoss
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    Nice pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBoyd View Post
    Another snake, another road.
    Photographs taken this morning near Mt. Diablo, California.
    About 3' long.


    Temperature's about right for crossing the road


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    Thanks WB ! Your snake appears to be a healthly Northren Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis oreganus a subspecies of the Westeren Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis and is deffrent from his cousin the Southren Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus vividis helleri by the disitinct rings on his tale . Hoss
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    Yea snakes and spiders are not my thing.

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    Very cool snake pics-must have been quite a thing to see. Mean Ranger! As many times/years as I have been hanging out in the pines, I have only had the privilege of seeing a handful of snakes. There is one area where I have seen the most and three different kinds-rattler, scarlet king and black (rat). I always go back to the area trying to replicate the experience to no avail. It is all part of the treasure hunting adventure isn't it?!
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    Only good snake is a dead one, I woulda been hurling rocks at them

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOSSNV View Post
    Thanks WB ! Your snake appears to be a healthly Northren Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis oreganus a subspecies of the Westeren Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis and is deffrent from his cousin the Southren Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus vividis helleri by the disitinct rings on his tale . Hoss
    My truck caught one dead center crossing the road at the gate of the Idyllwild Trash Transfer Station...glad he wasn't under the bins...neighbor was bit while getting firewood off of the wood pile...
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