Prairie Rattlers

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You want BUZZWORMS? I got buzzworms. More than we need down here in AZ. Just sent a few skins to my brother in WI. He makes leather wallets. The rattlesnake inserts sell great up there. ╦╦C
 

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Camped a couple of days in the San Luis Valley. Look closely at that first pic. There's a prairie rattler underneath those weeds. I spotted him just before I stepped on him, which would have been the most exciting part of the day for me and him both. I was wishing I could have got a better pic. Later on, back at camp, I was setting up my bedroll and this rascal comes easing on in, just making himself at home, not concerned with me at all. I figured that wouldn't work out, so I kicked dirt at him and he eased on back out. They aren't real aggressive, and they don't bother me as long as I know where they're at, but I do not sleep directly on the ground in this area anymore since that one buzzed me awake that one morning.
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Thanks for the pictures :) Please remind me to NEVER come out there and go CAMPING WITH YOU LOL
 
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That's great, Gare, but if you're ever down here, you'll be fine and fit right in wherever I would go. I think you would have really liked that Red Desert in Wyoming where I camped last week. You should check that area out and see what you think.
 

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I used to go out to the Saratoga Wyoming area an d deer and coyote hunt :)
 

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I had more enjoyment coyote hunting then i did deer hunting
 

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Here is another bit of information out west I learned . I made the mistake asking how many acres the rancher owned . He got real fired up and told me it was NONE of my business !!! He then asked me "How would I like it if he asked me how much money i had in the bank. Said that about the same thing asking a rancher how much land he owned .
 

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Camped a couple of days in the San Luis Valley. Look closely at that first pic. There's a prairie rattler underneath those weeds. I spotted him just before I stepped on him, which would have been the most exciting part of the day for me and him both. I was wishing I could have got a better pic. Later on, back at camp, I was setting up my bedroll and this rascal comes easing on in, just making himself at home, not concerned with me at all. I figured that wouldn't work out, so I kicked dirt at him and he eased on back out. They aren't real aggressive, and they don't bother me as long as I know where they're at, but I do not sleep directly on the ground in this area anymore since that one buzzed me awake that one morning.
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Wow You have very very good vision to spot that
Glad all is well
The rattlers are in our area also but I’ve never seen any..
Although I had a copperhead pass by very close
Nice post thanks again for sharing
 

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Two years ago 2020 a guy camping in Medix Run pa was getting a piece of firewood from his stack and got bit my a rattler. I understand he did not know where to go for help and there is no cell signal in the area. he died from it :( Medix is BOUT 20 miles SE of St Marys
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That's a bad deal, Gare. Mostly if you can stay calm, cool, and collected after a rattlesnake bite you'll make it. Depends too on where they hit you, and I think it has a lot to do with your system. In Oklahoma, everybody we knew that was bitten by a copperhead survived, but it seemed to affect their mind afterward, they weren't the same. We saw cattle that were bit by copperheads and they were pretty much crazy after that.
 

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Reginn thats pretty good info thanks for the reply
 

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