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Old 10-28-08, 05:38 PM   #1
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Interesting Photos from and email I received

I believe these were taken in Southern Utah by firefighters working a brush fire.







Rattlesnakes often stay in dens. I've lived in the southwest my whole life and not come across a den like this. I think it is pretty impressive.
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Old 10-28-08, 05:55 PM   #2
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Scary. I don't mind snakes but I don't like rattlers.
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Old 10-28-08, 05:57 PM   #3
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Scary. I don't mind snakes but I don't like rattlers.
Same here. I actually kind of like snakes, but you just don't mess with that!
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Holy snake orgy!
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DANG that's a lot of snakes.
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Same here. I actually kind of like snakes, but you just don't mess with that!
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Here is a big snake on a video:

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/i...nt=Lookout.flv
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Where does she live? I see them at least a once every month but they are all fairly small.
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Where does she live? I see them at least a once every month but they are all fairly small.
Southwest New Mexico
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Then, a week later, she was in her kitchen and heard this one outside the window in a bush. (She's getting braver, no glove!)

Thats good eatin'
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Old 10-28-08, 06:23 PM   #11
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I work in the Emergency Room. We're finding people that eat them are more sensitive to the venom and have a worse reaction to the bites.
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Old 10-29-08, 11:30 AM   #12
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I hate snakes!
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Could you imagine being on a mountain bike ride and doing an endo into a pit like that?
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tastes like chicken.
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Could you imagine being on a mountain bike ride and doing an endo into a pit like that?
I've ridden over a snake on the trail before. It was most likely either a rattler or a bull snake but I was going too fast to tell. It was not on purpose mind you but I was heading down the trail at full speed, came around a turn and there was one stretched across the trail. With no time to brake I did the only thing I could do and that was raise my feet and hope it wouldn't bite me. Startled the hell out of me, snake too probably.
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Wow. That's a great picture! I love seeing stuff like that.
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Rattlesnake chili is really good.
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why can't people just leave nature alone, without having to kill it, eat it, or both?


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I did not care for the ending.
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Old 10-29-08, 03:10 PM   #21
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I did not care for the ending.
If I had mod powers, I'd ban him for posting that and you for quoting it.
Holy crap! I did not care for the ending either.
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DUDE!!!! That's natural born killer territory right there.....
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If I had mod powers, I'd ban him for posting that and you for quoting it.
Holy crap! I did not care for the ending either.
First time I saw it, I just woke up and sat down at the computer to check my email. Nearly choked on my Cheerios.....
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Old 10-29-08, 10:21 PM   #24
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why can't people just leave nature alone, without having to kill it, eat it, or both?

Away from the grandkids and out of my daughter's yard I wouldn't kill them either. My other daughter's husband's 2 year old nephew was bitten in the abdomen on the front porch of his home. Sorry, snake has to go to snake heaven. That's the rules around here.
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why can't people just leave nature alone, without having to kill it, eat it, or both?

no kidding.
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