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A bit rattled on today's hike

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avatar A bit rattled on today's hike
April 29, 2011 09:04PM
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April 29, 2011 09:42PM
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eeek
Isn't he cute?


http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/trails/devils-slide/cr-dsc_1189.jpg.html


One just wants to curl up with him....
avatar Re: A bit rattled on today's hike
April 29, 2011 09:58PM
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szalkowski

One just wants to curl up with him....

At least he posed for me.
avatar Re: A bit rattled on today's hike
April 30, 2011 03:25PM
For us ignorant easteners, is this a western diamondback or something else?Confused
avatar Re: A bit rattled on today's hike
April 30, 2011 03:35PM
Re: A bit rattled on today's hike
May 01, 2011 04:05AM
In my parts we just call him a rattler
avatar Re: A bit rattled on today's hike
May 01, 2011 11:25AM
Seriously, are western diamondbacks the most common rattler found in the High Sierra?
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May 01, 2011 11:44AM
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tomdisco
Seriously, are western diamondbacks the most common rattler found in the High Sierra?

No, Crotalus atrox prefers warmer areas.
avatar Re: A bit rattled on today's hike
May 04, 2011 02:13PM
The boy is currently tromping around the wilds of Santa Maria working on a project for the military base there. He called yesterday to saw that he came up on a rattler sunning itself. He had to make a couple of stomps to get its attention so it would slither off. Glad he saw it before he got too close and startled it.

I told him to start banging two sticks together as he walked around, a la The Parent Trap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=affa9DJ_7hw&feature=related
avatar Re: A bit rattled on today's hike
May 10, 2011 05:03PM
You may get a kick out of this:



There were at least 4 in the "exfoliating" layers.

Probably wouldn't have even noticed them if they would have kept quiet.
The vibration of me walking probably made them irritated and one buzzed.
When first looked I said "dang, dat one big snakey"...
could hear them slithering around between the two holes.

Snakes is nature. Nature good.



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avatar Re: A bit rattled on today's hike
May 10, 2011 06:09PM
Were those from this year?
I have relatives in San Diego and they have seen at least 5 in the last few months close to residences throughout SD county.



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avatar Re: A bit rattled on today's hike
May 10, 2011 09:10PM
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Frank Furter
Were those from this year?
I have relatives in San Diego and they have seen at least 5 in the last few months close to residences throughout SD county.

Franky,
Those were taken last weekend very very close to HH Dome.
There's another photo of the rattler(s) in those holes contained in the link here:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,35489



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