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Sat Apr 12, 2014, 08:49 PM

Spring time in Baja Arizona.

I saw a diamondback today.
A juvenile, about two-and-one-half feet long,
about as big around as an Eisenhower silver dollar.
That is all.



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Reply Spring time in Baja Arizona. (Original post)
Ptah Apr 2014 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2014 #1
Ptah Apr 2014 #2
Kali Apr 2014 #9
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2014 #3
Ptah Apr 2014 #4
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2014 #5
Downwinder Apr 2014 #6
Yavapai Apr 2014 #7
JayhawkSD Apr 2014 #8
Kali Apr 2014 #10
Ptah Apr 2014 #11
Kali Apr 2014 #12
Ptah Apr 2014 #13

Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 08:52 PM

1. My dear Ptah!

Well, that's a pretty good-sized snake, juvenile or otherwise...

Be careful, OK?





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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 09:09 PM

2. Snakes frighten me. I'm very careful not to frighten them.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 04:58 PM

9. oops replied in the wrong place, sorry Peggy

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 09:14 PM

3. My neigbhor down the street pulled a 7 footer out of his garage yesterday

 

took it way out in the wash and let it go.

need to do my snake proofing tomorrow.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 09:25 PM

4. They're on the move. Maybe there's a sale on mongooses at the pet store.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 09:28 PM

5. pretty sure that only works on Cobras

 

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Response to Ptah (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 10:59 PM

6. A king or a bull snake are handy to have around.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 11:55 PM

7. Unless they are found right next to my house,

 

I leave them alone. We live in an extremal rural area, and I figure we live in their neighborhood. We have both Arizona black rattlesnakes and Mojave green rattlesnakes here. Besides, they help keep the rat population down.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 11:29 AM

8. I went to high school in Arizona

 

My job was snake patrol. Just before grade school recess, two other guys and I would go out to the playground and remove any rattlesnakes which were in the play area or close enough to enter the play area during recess. We didn't kill them; would pick them up and take them a couple hundred yards off into the desert and dump them. Once we gave the all clear, the bell would would ring and they's turn the grade school kids loose.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 04:59 PM

10. where?

I haven't seen any yet, but it is time and they tend to be hungry and aggressive this time of year. Lots of lizards in the yard and corral already.

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Response to Kali (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 06:19 PM

11. Half way across the Playa, on Railroad Avenue.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 06:22 PM

12. that is a great shot

is there still water out there? wow, that was a good rain back whenever it was
30% chance on Saturday!

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Response to Kali (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 06:31 PM

13. That pic was months ago

It's more like this now:



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