Watch Your Step

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  1. woodsac

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    Almost stepped on this guy the other day :pale: About 3.5 feet long. Not poisonous. I think it's a California Gopher snake? He didn't like me taking his picture...made him mad! And yes, I was close for these shots!


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  2. Raymond J Barlow

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    awesome! Nice looking snake too.
     
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    Wow. Nice stuff Woody. Great lookin snake.
    I would have been outa there so fast, all you would have seen were my shoes.
     
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    Nice shots... what a beauty. Is that a diamond-shaped head? :stun: That last shot is killer! Well done!
     
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    Oh man, way to go with those shots! I'd have had such a bad case of camera shake, there'd be nothing usable. That third shot, where you got his forked tongue, rocks.
     
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    how friendly is that snake?
     
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    Thanks :D

    Could I pick him up? Sure
    Would he bite me? Yep :lol:

    They aren't extremely aggresive normally. But they don't like to be handled or cornered. I remember a few years back, hearing about gopher snakes and rattle snakes successfully breeding? They carried the venom of the rattler, but no rattle. I don't know if that's valid or not, but I wasn't gonna take my chances. This guy hissed while 'rattling' his tail. So it made a similar sound whith the same movement. I think he was trying to imitate a rattler to scare me. Yep, pretty much worked :mrgreen:
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    wow great find buddy, like the way he's coiled in the 3rd.... just about ready to strike... ooch! :thumbup:
     
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    Awesome first shot woodsac, the dof has a really cool blend.
     
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    Wow. Very cool. The third shot is a winner :thumbup:
     
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    Nice sssssssssssssssssshotsssssssssssssssssssss, there, Woodssssssssssssac ...

    (get it .. .sssss .... snake sounds ...sssss ... :er: ahem ... )

    All you'd have seen of me would have been elbows and ... well you know the rest ... ! We have Water Moccasins and Copperheads mostly ... YUCK!

    Stay away from those, Woods .... we need you here!!!
     

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