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cyclist bitten by snake.

Old 01-06-06, 07:09 PM
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I'm a newbie and this is my first post. Thought some of you may find it interesting.http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Snakebite-cyclist-saved-by-mates/2005/12/28/1135732625051.html

Edited as the first link didn't work. www.smh.com.au/news/national/snakebite-cyclist-saved-by-mates/2005/12/28/1135732625051.html

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Old 01-06-06, 07:13 PM
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URL doesn't work for me
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Old 01-06-06, 07:18 PM
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Old 01-06-06, 07:19 PM
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Thanks Kahn. I must have been linking it wrong.
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Old 01-06-06, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by aussie troy
Thanks Kahn. I must have been linking it wrong.

It took me a try or two. When you click on the Globe-Chain icon, it first wants a TEXT term such as "link" and not the actual url. Then OKAY that and then it wants the url itself but be careful - it already has the "http" prefix so avoid doubling that.
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Old 01-06-06, 08:40 PM
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Figures it would be Australia, Lots of poisionous everything down under.
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cool story! Its odd some of the things people run into. Living along the Ohio River, I run over snakes all the time, but none are poisonous.

I also was sent some pics of someone who had a squirrel commit hary-cary into his front wheel spokes. Tore up a nice bike.




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Wow!! The squirrel probably didn't suffer but the poor rider might have made quite a flip. Hope he/she is ok.
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Originally Posted by reneuend
cool story! Its odd some of the things people run into. Living along the Ohio River, I run over snakes all the time, but none are poisonous.
Here's one I ran into while hiking in Eastern Washington this summer:


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Originally Posted by reneuend
cool story! Its odd some of the things people run into. Living along the Ohio River, I run over snakes all the time, but none are poisonous.

I also was sent some pics of someone who had a squirrel commit hary-cary into his front wheel spokes. Tore up a nice bike.
Those pictures amaze me every time I see them; I can't believe the fork was the weak link the chain. I would expect either a bisected squirrel or broken spokes.
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wow, that is amazing that a small rodent could cause so much damage to a $700 bike
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Wow that squirrel got mashed. I dont think it suffered as much pain as the owner of the bike did.


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Umm yea about that, it looks like a rattle snake, what were u doing so close!
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Originally Posted by GitaneRider
Wow that squirrel got mashed. I dont think it suffered as much pain as the owner of the bike did.


Umm yea about that, it looks like a rattle snake, what were u doing so close![/QUOTE]

Hiking on the trail about 1 foot from the critter. I more or less sensed it but probably heard its rattle although I don't really recall hearing it. I backed off and got the camera out. I've hiked a lot and the last one I encountered was about 30 years ago in the Sierra. This one was big. There are none in Western Washington - too wet. But showing you this is not an entirely uncivilized place, here's a shot a month or so earlier and not that very far away:


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