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Where are the snakes? #4808363
07/08/18 12:07 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline OP
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I have been watching snake shows on TV. Figured that since I live in the desert I should be able to find one. Wandered around in the canyon behind my house. Looked under brush,behind rocks in the shady spot. Nothing!

Not looking to pick em up. Just wanted to see one. You would think this would be snake city.


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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Chris142] #4808368
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Did you check under the bed?


Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Warstud] #4808371
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I'm not a snake expert but I do think they would prefer to be left alone to the point where they'd take flight upon hearing or feeling your footfall.

Think about it, you "always" see a snake's tail end slithering away from you.

My Dad told be if your climbing rocks you might just reach up to grab a purchase point to climb and put your hand on a basking snake.

Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Chris142] #4808372
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How long have you lived at your location?

You don’t find the snakes, the snakes will find you.


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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Chris142] #4808373
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They're there. They just want to avoid us as we want to avoid them.


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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: PimTac] #4808376
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
How long have you lived at your location?

You don’t find the snakes, the snakes will find you.
since 1974


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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Chris142] #4808377
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Saw a decent-sized one just yesterday in the park. I'm guessing a rat snake...



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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4808393
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Saw a decent-sized one just yesterday in the park. I'm guessing a rat snake...




Beautiful rat snake! That's a good snake to have around. Will keep rodents in check.


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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Chris142] #4808418
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Probably keeping out of the mid-day sun.


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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Chris142] #4808438
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Wait until the fall when you have cool nights and warm days. Look for South facing slopes or ledges. Check them in the early/late afternoon for basking. Look and don't touch. Leave them to their rodent eating activities. There are snakes in your neighborhood.

Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Chris142] #4808490
07/08/18 03:35 PM
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I believe the Mojave Rattlesnake is native to your area. I would not go looking for one. Extremely nasty venom and aggressive towards humans.


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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Jim_Truett] #4808551
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Originally Posted By: Jim_Truett
I believe the Mojave Rattlesnake is native to your area. I would not go looking for one. Extremely nasty venom and aggressive towards humans.
Yep. They are here too.


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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Chris142] #4808589
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Be safe. I've spent a fair amount of time in Barstow. Always had an eye out for those olive colored rattlers.


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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: Chris142] #4808590
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The key issue with a rattle snake is how to prepare him after you’ve knocked him off. There are lots of videos on the proper cleaning and spicing of the thing. I was just perusing some recipes and the ones that recommend letting him rest in a bath of buttermilk prior to frying sounded good. There were tips on how to smoke him as well.
Getting the severed head safely far away from you is the most important part, as the head can strike (and kill) long after being removed from the body.


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Re: Where are the snakes? [Re: double vanos] #4808685
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Originally Posted By: double vanos
The key issue with a rattle snake is how to prepare him after you’ve knocked him off. There are lots of videos on the proper cleaning and spicing of the thing. I was just perusing some recipes and the ones that recommend letting him rest in a bath of buttermilk prior to frying sounded good. There were tips on how to smoke him as well.
Getting the severed head safely far away from you is the most important part, as the head can strike (and kill) long after being removed from the body.


This. I like snakes and generally leave them be. But these aggressive bad boys are tasty when cooked right.


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