Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by Actor, Nov 29, 2009.
It's on the right just past the second log. What is it?
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, July 2008.
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I'd say a turtle as well.
yeah, it looks like a turtle to me as well.
First choice turtle, second choice armadillo (not quite the right environment). Third choice alien life form. Are we going to get the answer?
turtle....? my first thought.
I'm not absolutely certain I know the answer.
I've shown this picture to a lot of people. Turtle seems to be the most popular answer. The second most popular answer is animal dung.
My own answer is rattlesnake. I got as close as I dared, zoomed in as much as I could, took the shot and retreated. No one I've shown it to has thought it was a snake.
Oh, you mean a coiled up snake. I see how that could be. But there is not enough detail. Next time, grow a pair and get closer! After all, losing your life for a good photo is part of your duty as a photographer...
Oh come on now, snakes can only strike half the distance of their body length - so even some of the biggest ones you can get within 10 feet
If that is a snake, there's a chance you walked right by others that were much closer that you didn't even see
Dying by rattlesnake bite is a fate I would not wish upon my worst enemy. The flesh falls off your bones, your nervous system goes into hyper drive and they have to tie you down. Anti-venom spoils so quickly that the anti-venom they treat you with probably is manufactured after you get bitten, has to be flown in and you probably won't get any for 24 hours.
A thought that was with me every step back to the trail head. We tried to keep to the middle of the path.
There was a big sign at the trail head that said "Rattlesnakes in area" so I was probably predisposed to think it was a snake. Then again, I had a 3-D view. :greenpbl:
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