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Lots of snakes out there this year, and a lot of snake tracks on the fireroads too. Saw this guy yesterday. Anyone know what kind of snake this is? It was shaking its tail like a rattler but there was no rattle on it.


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Impy said:
Lots of snakes out there this year, and a lot of snake tracks on the fireroads too. Saw this guy yesterday. Anyone know what kind of snake this is? It was shaking its tail like a rattler but there was no rattle on it.


(photo courtesy of pacman)

Which SM mountain trail is that on?
 

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Nagaredama said:
Which SM mountain trail is that on?
That was on Sullivan fireroad, but we saw others as well.

Thanks for the link danger. I was amused by this:

Additional notes: Individuals may excrete musk, vibrate tail, and bite when handled.
I think mine was a dud, I didn't get musked or bitten.
 

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Actually that is a super rare California brown and yellow ringed mountain mamba.(Ringabus blackabus yellowbus)
Deadly to the touch, poison glands on the skin.....death comes quickly.
Thank goodness for your gloves. :D
 

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Bladerunner said:
Actually that is a super rare California brown and yellow ringed mountain mamba.(Ringabus blackabus yellowbus)
Deadly to the touch, poison glands on the skin.....death comes quickly.
Thank goodness for your gloves. :D
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Bladerunner said:
Actually that is a super rare California brown and yellow ringed mountain mamba.(Ringabus blackabus yellowbus)
Deadly to the touch, poison glands on the skin.....death comes quickly.
Thank goodness for your gloves. :D
Their blood does contain anti-venom which lets them withstand the bite of venomous snakes. They are rattler eaters.
 

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Impy said:
Lots of snakes out there this year, and a lot of snake tracks on the fireroads too. Saw this guy yesterday. Anyone know what kind of snake this is? It was shaking its tail like a rattler but there was no rattle on it.


(photo courtesy of pacman)

isn't that a girl??? Not a guy
 

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
isn't that a girl??? Not a guy
the person is indeed a girl :p Can't vouch for the gender of the snake, unless you know how to tell the gender
 
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