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Offline ECFoecking

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Snakes on the Loop
« on: October 02, 2008, 09:44:35 PM »
This evening, while my son and I rode the loop at Flatwoods, we rode past no less than 5, what I think were, Pygmy Rattlers in various spots warming themselves on the pavement.  I am not sure they would be as much a problem on the trails but would guess any warm spot may start drawing them out more.

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Re: Snakes on the Loop
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 10:12:14 PM »
the ranger told us that it was mating season for them right now - they are out and active

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Re: Snakes on the Loop
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008, 08:28:02 AM »
Last Friday evening we saw 3 or 4 Pygmys and 2 Cottonmouths...
The ranger also told us that one of the other rangers witnessed (and video'ed) a rattlesnake (not Pygmys) 'mating dance' in the grass.  Said they were moving all around, up and down, like crazy...  That would be interesting to see (from a distance of course).  I don't want to interrupt any Diamondbacks when they are tryin to get some.... :P
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Re: Snakes on the Loop
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 04:46:19 PM »
That's hot...