Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2015 Ford C-Max, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW, Giant Omnium
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I encountered one last weekend in Yosemite. It was making it's across the road that goes up to Mirror Lake - it was actually on the Tenaya Creek bridge. It wasn't big, less than two feet long. I walked right up to it to look at it, made sure it was indeed a rattler. The woman I was walking with was having a fit, she was sure I was going to be bitten! I stayed with the little thing until it was safely across the road, and warned other walkers (especially those with kids) that it was there. I finally continued down the road, and on the way, found a ranger in her truck and told her about it.
In all the years I've been going to Yosemite, that was the first time I have ever seen a rattler. Bears, yes. rattlers - no.
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