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1. Do rattlesnakes wedge themselves into tight crevasse between boulders lengthwise? Or are they always coiled up?
2. If you popped up on a rock formation that was nothing but boulders surprising a rattlesnake wedged into said rock, would he keep extremity quiet and not move? Or would he turn his head to look at you, and start shaking his rattle?
3. Once he knew you were there, is there a 100% chance he would rattle at some point?
This post was edited by Weedline 12 months ago
Bump for answers about snakes.....what kinda place is this? SMH
Not always coiled. Don't always announce themselves. Will wedge, if you can call it that. Swim with rattles out of the water. And one more thing, will bite the piss out of you when provoked. Reminds me of my ex.
See, I proved it by throwing a rock in there and it stood frozen in it's wedged space. Makes me think it was something else. Just seems like a rattler would have turned his head and told me to "try it, bitch".
My real question within your question is ,"are they attracted to the smell of human feces?" Because if i were in your scenario #2, I would shit myself and want to know if it increases my chance if getting bit
It sounds much worse than it is. He was 8-10 feet from me and down to the left. I had to look for him to find him. I've been looking in these rocks for 2 years now when we climb and never seen one. Ever. But finally, we came upon one.I can't ID snakes for shit so I was trying to do it by behavior. He never so much as turned his head to look at me. Very strange.
I am admittedly a puss in the snake dept. I don't even like seeing them at the zoo
Not necessarily. Temperature is somethin to keep in mind. I know that your aware of that. But just sayin. Handle quite a few. When they're cold you have the upper hand.
I've walked up on them in the woods an they just laid still, hoping I'd just keep going. I think they're not that aggressive unless you mess with them. Now water moccasins will come after your assssss
No I did not lose a sig bet, but I am really really really ridiculously good looking.
Rattlesnakes don't want to fight you. That's why they rattle... so you both can move along.
Cottonmouth has a bad disposition. Kinda like GoingliteBarney.
You're probably going to die soon
Highland mocs are one thing. Cottonmouth is a different creature. When they are rutting all bets are off. My youngest tried to hit one with a plastic golf club and it was all I could do to save us both. True story. He's a badass on the golf, just so you know. Hit ya right in da nuts.
I don't think it was a Cottonmouth. I've seen a ton of those fishing and he was different. This snake was 4 feet long laying perpendicular to me. He was completely stretched out, laying flat, and looked like he was stuck...it was that cramped. He never turned his head to look at me, he just looked ahead and followed me with that one eye. He looked kinda like a rattler so I made sudden movements because I thought that would get him to feel threatened and start rattling letting me know for sure what he was. But he didn't, he didn't flinch an inch.
Rattlesnakes are usually pretty calm. The ones I've came across only rattled when provoked. Otherwise they mind their own business...
I was going to throw a rock at the guy or even try to get it with a sharp stick but left him alone. I bartered a deal with that snake. No random bites on me by him or his friends while I'm up there and he gets to live and still use that boulder as a home. If I get bit once, I'm burning that MF'er to the ground and declaring war on snakes at Oak Mountain. I won't stop til shit ends up on the endangered species list.
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