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Post by chester » Tue Jun 17, 2003 8:18 pm

5 snakes (4 found on routes) on Sunday, Rat Snakes
3 snakes (2 found on a route) on Tuesday, Copperheads

Today I came eye to eye with a freaking copperhead...

Sunday they were in the finger cracks at T-Wall...

I hate snakes.
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Post by Bruisebrother » Tue Jun 17, 2003 8:26 pm

And where was this eye to eye, etc. on tues.? I do not like snake surprises either! :shock:

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Post by ynot » Tue Jun 17, 2003 9:42 pm

We saw one next to the trail to skybridge arch. I bet 40 old ladies walked right by it and never knew it was there.It hadn't moved a single muscle when we went back an hour later.It was just waiting for dinner to scamper by.
Anyone know what crag is visible from the south side of the arch?We saw a couple cool lines through the binoculars.
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Post by chester » Tue Jun 17, 2003 10:26 pm

These snakes were all in Tennessee...Stone Door and T-Wall..
I was starting to get used to them.

But the secret is not to do finger cracks in the summer...
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Post by t bone » Tue Jun 17, 2003 10:39 pm

there is a copperhead hanging out at the base of ralph and bobs. i picked up a big garter snake at roadside and threw at yoda this past weekend, freaked the boy out. he hates snakes.

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Post by Eric » Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:48 pm

that is hiliarious t bone, I came eye to eye with a snake on Ralph and Bobs last year and it was the fastest downclimbing I have ever done as the snake chased me down, I didn't bother to look to see if it had eliptical or round eyes, but it didn't look friendly and my belayer kept yelling not to throw it down on top of him.
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Post by Guest » Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:39 am

tbone I want to know if he screamed like a little girl :P

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Post by GWG » Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:47 am

I came across a snake about half way up Hooky Pals at Oil Crack Saturday morning. Didn't get a good look at it since I was already past it but from the coloring, I'd say it was a copperhead.

It sort of went with all the other life found on that route. Trees, flowers, lichen, moss, ferns, spiders, bees, etc. What a natural experience.

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Post by Spragwa » Wed Jun 18, 2003 8:41 am

My dog found 3 copperheads at Solar Collector a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately, they were cold and slow or I might not have a dog anymore :cry:
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Post by 0aj0 » Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:07 am

saw threee rattle snakes at global near father and son. another use for my stickclip has been found.

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Post by Gretchen » Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:18 am

With such a wet season I guess they are on the move right now! My snake at home has been pretty active as well. (No I am not talking about BBerlier either!)
Just genuinely disengenuous.

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Post by rhunt » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:27 pm

Snakes are AWESOME...someone said they saw 'rattlesnakes" at the Red. That would be pretty rare...cool

The snakes live where we don't, so give their space....most will only bite when cornered and suprised! This is great weather for them...the rain flushes out all their food!

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Post by rhunt » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:28 pm

.Spragwa,

I have some cool pictures of those copperheads, if you want I can email them to ya.
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Post by rhino » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:29 pm

I don't think rattlesnakes are that rare in the red. I have seen one and have heard of several people seeing them.
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Post by rhunt » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:31 pm

rhino,

Tell me what they looked like....I would LOVE to see a rattlesnake!!! I have only ever seem copperheads and black rat snakes at the red...I've been climbing there for about 8 years
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