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Old 03-30-10, 10:11 AM   #1
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you can tell it's Spring in Florida when ...

your little friends come out for some fun and to greet you on the road while you're on your bike:



(Crotalus adamanteus)
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Old 03-30-10, 10:22 AM   #2
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your little friends come out for some fun and to greet you on the road while you're on your bike:



(Crotalus adamanteus)
That little fella looks pretty wall camoflaged. I shot this one last year in New York state.
He was a little easier to spot, but even so, I didn't see him till the last second.
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It's good you didn't meet his cousin......
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yep, about a year ago they pulled a six-footer out of a in-ground pump valve box about a mile or so from where i found the little one... apparently these critters don't give warning, and can jump four feet at prey in a flash!
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Give me chance to post my favorite photo of Florida wildlife, from a ride a year or so ago:

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How did I know this had something to do with snakes? <LOL> That rattler would shake me up, but seeing one of those Burmese Pythons would be enough to give me cardiac arrest. I'll stay here in New England...
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How did I know this had something to do with snakes? <LOL> That rattler would shake me up, but seeing one of those Burmese Pythons would be enough to give me cardiac arrest. I'll stay here in New England...
The only part of New England without poisonous snakes is Maine........just to help you sleep better...........
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I'm in MA so I still have to deal with snakes- but I'll take that over Florida's large reptilian wildlife. Especially the various invasive species that are thriving there these days.

(Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.)
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Give me chance to post my favorite photo of Florida wildlife, from a ride a year or so ago:

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Still not as unpleasant as the variety that sports jean shorts and mullet hair-do's.
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I can relate, just last weekend I saw 2 coral snakes on the road in Grimes county. Going to be another great weekend. High in the 80's with clear sky. God I love Texas :-)

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I was riding in a double paceline with a batch of French Canadians who were obsessed with alligators (french word for alligator is ... alligator). Since they were looking into the swamp, they didn't see the snake in the road. By the time it got to the back of the group where I was, it was very, very mad.
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How did I know this had something to do with snakes? <LOL> That rattler would shake me up, but seeing one of those Burmese Pythons would be enough to give me cardiac arrest. I'll stay here in New England...
Fern, if you are referring to my post above and reposted here, that is NOT an Burmese Python. That too is an Eastern Diamondback Rattler.
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Since we have moved beyond snakes, I get a chance to post one of my favs!


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