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Post by tsparks » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:51 pm

I can vouch for rhino on this one. Nothing sucks like bushwacking and seeing a very pissed off rattlesnake about 10 feet from you, then thinking to yourself, "Man, I've been hearing that sound all day."
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Post by rhino » Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:12 pm

I've only been climbing 2 years, maybe I just got lucky. Todd and I were lost.

They look like freaking snakes, what do you think they look like.

I think we have tiber rattlesnakes in the red, try a search engine.
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Post by rhunt » Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:53 pm

rhino,

Wow dude don't get defensive, I'm just a snake enthusiast and have read and heard that timber rattlesnakes are rare in KY...I think it is great if that is what you have seen!!

I've done plenty of research on the subject! :?

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Post by chester » Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:03 pm

The rat snake that I saw at T-Wall was at least 4ft long....and not happy that a big black dog was romping around in his grassy knoll.
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Post by t bone » Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:48 pm

I have seen several timber rattle snakes in the red.

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Post by rhino » Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:20 pm

That's cool rhunt.

I heard the "rattle" and was looking to see what it was and saw the body of a snake. I looked closer and saw the rattle shaking at me. I never saw his head. Once I convinced Todd it was a rattle snake we ran out of the woods like little kids.

The freaky thing was Todd and I both had heard that same sound while walking earlier and it had been much closer than this one. Neither one of us recognized the sound as a rattle snake. If I hadn't seen it we probably would have never know it was there just by the sound. They just don't sound like they do in movies.
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Post by rhunt » Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:22 pm

rhino,

Cool experience..glad you didn't get too close..
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Post by Lucinda » Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:08 pm

I saw what looked like a coral snake yesterday in the woods but I think it was the non-poisonous variety. very small, about 6-8" and banded with red/orange, white and black. Never seen anything like that in SW Ohio.
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Post by merrick » Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:41 pm

i almost stepped on a copperhead at the gunks last week on the cariage road while hiking out. it is good thing i turned on my headlamp when i did.
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Post by rhunt » Wed Jun 18, 2003 8:25 pm

Lucinda,

Sounds like it was an eastern milksnake...but I am not trying to sound like a smart-ass snake geek...although my friends think i am just that... :wink: :)

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Post by allah » Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:24 pm

oh yea, rhunt is a big snake geek, you should see his living room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by SikMonkey » Thu Jun 19, 2003 7:42 am

My high school art teacher used to catch rattlers by the bag and sell them to churches.

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Post by Gretchen » Thu Jun 19, 2003 8:26 am

where did you grow up Sik???
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Post by Spragwa » Thu Jun 19, 2003 8:29 am

rhunt:

Please e-mail the pictures of the snakes! I can put them up above Dakota's food bowl so that she can have some scenery.
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Post by rhunt » Thu Jun 19, 2003 8:58 am

Spragwa,

Will do...are ya climbing this weekend?

I think the weather will be good!!
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