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Gman

Since 11 Feb 2006
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PostTue May 19, 20 10:17 am     Reply with quote

Holy snake batman! Glad Puppy was unscathed!

Was flyfishing with Kraemer on the deschutes, hiking down the trail jawing away - Jeff grabs me just as i about stepped on two mating six foot rattlers - it is amazing how thick those guys get

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pollywog

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PostTue May 19, 20 4:36 pm     Reply with quote

Bull snakes...seen a few. One even chased me up a trail! Scared the shit outta me.

Grew up in rattle snake territory. Seen many. Bunny hopped one while blazing down a trail. Cool at the time, super dumb looking back on it. Those suckers don’t mind swimming either. Oh yeah, and they don’t need to be coiled to strike.

Used to move cattle during July in the desert as a kid. One time we pushed the cows through what must have been a den area. The rattlers were in the taller sage brush I guess keeping cool but we happened to be pushing said cows through that area. Not a damn thing you could do. Just slid my boots up the stirrups and tucked them close to my body. There were sooooo many. I can’t even tell you how many there were. I just hoped me and/or my horse wouldn’t get struck. I guess the snakes were more intent on keeping cool then striking? It was a nightmare scenario. I can still see the area in my mind to this day. Probably 100-200 feet of terror. Ugh!

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