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Jan 09, 2008 19:27 |  #16

eddarr wrote in post #4668696 (external link)
I am afraid of poison. When I know they are not poisonous then we can be friends.

:lol:

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Jan 09, 2008 19:46 |  #17

If you, or your friends, are going to capture it to relocate it, you might give the Jacksonville Zoo a call. I don't if anyone in the area still does it or not, but there used to be people that would buy rattlers to milk their venom. They use it to make antivenom for snakebite victims. The Zoo might be able to put you in touch with the right people.


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Jan 09, 2008 19:52 |  #18

yanchula81 wrote in post #4666146 (external link)
The snake is about to shed a layer of skin, look at the eyes. Just a warning they are even more aggressive when they are like that.

I was gonna tell the OP that. Good call.

I guess it doesn't matter if the OP was just gonna take pictures of the attack, though.:lol:


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Jan 09, 2008 20:30 |  #19

TerryLP wrote in post #4668902 (external link)
If you, or your friends, are going to capture it to relocate it, you might give the Jacksonville Zoo a call. I don't if anyone in the area still does it or not, but there used to be people that would buy rattlers to milk their venom. They use it to make antivenom for snakebite victims. The Zoo might be able to put you in touch with the right people.

Hmm... I think my coworker, another park ranger, was just going to move him over into a more wooded area. We just don't feel that it's good the snake is sitting under the building so near our entrance. Two weeks ago, the first time we saw him, he was by the mailbox. Probably not too safe.
I'm just worried about moving him when he can't see very well. I don't want him to die. I'm an animal softie... even with the snake.
Now if it were a roach... that's another story! ;)


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Jan 09, 2008 20:31 |  #20

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I was gonna tell the OP that. Good call.

I guess it doesn't matter if the OP was just gonna take pictures of the attack, though.:lol:

Any volunteers to be the victim??


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Jan 09, 2008 20:33 |  #21

jlcarnagey wrote in post #4668343 (external link)
You can have him. I hate snakes. You are very brave to get that close. I would need a long lens to even think about it.

I think they can only strike the length of their body... and I was further away than that. I think.
But I was using the 300mm too!


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Jan 09, 2008 20:34 |  #22

eddarr wrote in post #4668696 (external link)
I'm not afraid of snakes, I'm not afraid of spiders. I am afraid of poison. When I know they are not poisonous then we can be friends.

LOL!

I'm afraid of roaches. And they aren't even poisonous.
The snake I can handle.
Well, not literally. So don't hand him to me.


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Jan 09, 2008 21:41 as a reply to  @ post 4666156 |  #23

Too my no how it is an Eastern Diamondback.


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Jan 09, 2008 21:45 |  #24

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Yeah I know. They weren't like that the first time I saw him. I'm surprised he's coming out in the open when he's about to molt. I hope he's not sick.

A rabid snake yea !caution not unusual for a snake to inhabit there but make sure there is no nest in there, you could have a dozen coming out later !


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Jan 09, 2008 21:58 |  #25

Has anyone checked on E-Bay for leather hip boots - 1/4" thick? I am checking under my desk and I am in Chicago area....:o. Had a nose to nose meeting with a copperhead once....that was enough.

Great pics though... As for me, I would need a sports telephoto lens or better yet one for astronomy.


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Jan 09, 2008 22:24 |  #26

Great shots! I'm glad it was you and not me! I almost stepped on two timber rattlers a few years ago. Pretty "rattling" experience.


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Jan 09, 2008 22:25 |  #27

filmgirlie wrote in post #4669259 (external link)
I think they can only strike the length of their body... and I was further away than that. I think.
But I was using the 300mm too!

Actually they can only strike about 1/3 the length of their body. That is the amount that is coiled.


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Jan 10, 2008 00:28 |  #28

Definatly an Eastern Diamondback and he / she is shedding , meaning it is visually blind right now but is using its' heat vision to see whats going on, be gentle when you relocate the ole Girl, shes a beautiful Rattlesnake for sure.


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Jan 10, 2008 02:23 |  #29

I'll take our little green grass snakes any day... You can keep the rattlers there...


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Jan 11, 2008 22:21 |  #30

they can't see so great anyways, in shed or not.

hahahahaha at the nest of snakes! sure there may be more than one, but not like you are thinking.

By the way, it is venomous, not poisonous, no such thing as a poisonous snakes.

EDB's are high strung, and they can be very dangerous.


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