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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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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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Thanks :D

Raymond J Barlow said:
how friendly is that snake?
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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wow great find buddy, like the way he's coiled in the 3rd.... just about ready to strike... ooch! :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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Woodsac your a brave man.
That close and you stood there taking pics....AHHHHHHHHH!

I would have freaked even with a huge zoom lens....YIPES!!!!

Nice BRAVE shots.

Now to go to another post and put my feet back on the floor. lol
 

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hmmm I'm sure it was harmless. and most people are afraid of snakes ME included)..and since I was struck by a copperhead snake and laid up for the summer, snakes are off my photo list.
You did a nice job capturing this snake in it's natural habitat.
 

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