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    Senior Member VaultGuru's Avatar
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    Rattlesnakes on the ARBT bike trail

    Wow, I have never seen so many rattlesnakes in such a short period of time. Four in the last two days on the bike trail. Ran over one about 3' long an hour ago. It was stretched out in a shady area. Never even saw it. Must be the late spring/early summer that is bringing so many of them out

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    I haven't seen any yet! I was out this morning, but it was still cool. They like the heat.
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    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
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    They're on Diablo too - fun to poke with a stick.

    Crap, can't embed the video - this is totally worth a click:

    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/2011...11-smr-19.html
    Last edited by DiabloScott; 06-23-11 at 03:39 PM.
    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/

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    I havent seen a rattler for about 10 years. Plenty of other snakes but no rattlers. I rode over a basking rattler in Big Basin once.

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    You can call me Al alfredo's Avatar
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    I rode past a couple of them last year on the ARBT. None this year.

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    Dang!
    I'll have to watch out.
    Just started riding the past couple months and my dog loves to play in the river.

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    The last hot spell we had i ran over 2 within an mile of each other.
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    Here's a baby one I saw May 5th:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JefFKOhs1DM


    And an adult one last July:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DiJ-6XAUdQ

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    This one was stretched out across the westbound lane yesterday. Had to do some hard braking to avoid it. It was in a shady spot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5quCZSbw-k

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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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