Friday, May 27, 2011

snakes

Coming down yellow ridge thursday I ran into one biggest rattle snakes I've seen in years. I was about half way down in the flat fast section. He was laying right on the trail ready to strike. I had to lift my leg so he wouldn't bit me. So be aware when riding. I took some pics. of him on my phone but I could'nt down load them to my computor.

5 comments:

brett said...

We saw a beaut on Fegley at the powerline last Sunday. Phat and sassy.

Chief said...

I except we'll see more since there protected. I don't mind if I see them first!

Howard said...

Beautiful creatures! I hope that we see more of them being their population has dropped so low, even though that means there will be a greater chance of getting bit by one. Unfortunately, the majority of people that even know they are protected and care are ones that would never needlessly kill them anyway. Ignorant people that kill them on sight are going to continue to do so, regardless of laws or protection.

Mooch said...

Another timber rattler today in Norchaux. Hopefully we'll get the pic posted. Fat and healthy looking.

Anonymous said...

saw one on shipp road saturday. probably was about 3 feet long. they are beautiful creatures. congrats on the reroute to the trailbuilders! norchaux is simply beautiful...love it up there. sucks i live so damn far away now! snowy mtn area -- logging galore. oh...where's the new stuff on yellow?!!

jim