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Offline bruceS

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Coral snake at Alafia
« on: November 28, 2011, 09:16:02 PM »
Just a reminder to watch where you tred and keep an eye on your pets and loved ones anytime you go off road. Fond this little guy right at the entrance to the parking lot while riding down the curbing.



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Re: Coral snake at Alafia
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 10:12:13 PM »
Just a reminder to watch where you tred and keep an eye on your pets and loved ones anytime you go off road. Fond this little guy right at the entrance to the parking lot while riding down the curbing.


http://youtu.be/fTvly_HmYxA


Red on black...friend of Jack...Red on yellow, kill a fellow

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Re: Coral snake at Alafia
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 11:10:53 PM »
Red on black...friend of Jack...Red on yellow, kill a fellow

I had to look that up for the brazilionth time when I read this, but really, if bit I would only remember it if my name were actually Jack.


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Re: Coral snake at Alafia
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 06:15:38 AM »
It's supposed to be difficult to be bitten by a coral snake since their teeth are so tiny, they almost have to be gnawing on you for a while although getting very close with a video camera certainly improves your chances of invenomation. :o

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Re: Coral snake at Alafia
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 10:00:40 AM »
They are pretty shy and is not likely to bite you unless you step on it or try to pick it up. 

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Re: Coral snake at Alafia
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011, 12:15:01 PM »
is it true Coral Snakes only bite 26er riders?  ;D

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Re: Coral snake at Alafia
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2011, 02:49:18 PM »
We ran into one of those at Boyette last year. A bunch of bikers gathered all around the snake and one guy decided to be all gun hoe and get a little closer. All meanwhile nobody could remember if its red on black or red on yellow that kills you. Thankfully snake just crawled through this guy's spokes and went on its way. My policy is.. if its a snake... stay away from it.

I had all too many close calls with snakes. Not counting that one I almost rode over a rattle snake, rode right next to sun basking moccasin, indigo's and black racers always want to get under my wheels, I saw a giant yellow rat snake that was like 9 feet long and fat and it had half of its body across the trail and was not moving until I shooed it with a stick.

I figure if I give them space then they will not bother me and its always better to be safe than sorry.
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