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Old 07-18-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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Default Snakes in Las Vegas?

There is the possiblilty of relocating to LV. One of my concerns is snakes. Of course I am aware that there are snakes in the desert and you can find them in outskirting areas, but what about in town?

Where I currently live, the Pacific NW, we have snakes. If you live out on property or in high desesrt areas, drier areas, even here you can find snakes. But in average suburb neighborhoods, they are rare to never seen. So It not like I am unaware of snakes, but have done my best over the years to distance myself from them and respect there space.

So tell me about LV? Thanks
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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The only snakes I have ever seen in Vegas was on the strip

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Old 07-18-2011, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Never have seen a snake here.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Been here 16 years in the semi-rural NW. Never seen a snake. Lots of small lizards and one good sized guy. That is it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I've lived here most of my life and the only snakes I've seen in Las Vegas were in terrariums ...just saw a whole bunch yesterday at Fantastic Indoor Flea Market. I've heard of snake incidents on the edge of town maybe three times. It is possible, of course, but then I've heard they've found dens of snakes in old buildings in New Yawk City. Outside of town, like at Lake Mead or Mt. Charleston, is where I've seen some snakes. Near the Colorado River and Lake Mead especially. Both harmless ones and rattlesnakes. They aren't under every rock or bush though like you see in the movies. Usually you walk right by them and they shrink back in their hidey holes. Their venom is valuable and takes time to replenish after they've eaten. They know they can't eat you, so why would they waste precious venom on you unless you corner them, or try to handle them? Rattlesnakes are not aggressive, but nobody likes to be threatened. Just keep your hands out of dark places, and look around when you take a rest stop on that rock with the cool, shady ledge under it. I've seen one snake under one rock I was sitting on, and he and I got along just fine. I talked to him, and seemed to trust me. I wonder how many there have been that wasn't aware of though.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I think I'd almost rather be dealing with the non-existent snakes everyone is afraid of than the constant onslaught of roaches that seem to dwell all around the city.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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7 years, working outside, only saw one snake, and that was out by Beatty. Little Mojave Green (venomous), minding its own business.

Heck, I never even came across a scorpion. Was disappointed by that.

DID however find a gigantic tarantula out by Lake Las Vegas. Was large enough to spot on the side of the road doing 75mph.... lol
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Snakes in Las Vegas?

All the ones I've seen walk on two legs and roam around in casinos.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR / Las Vegas, NV
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I found this one at Ethel M's in the cactus garden.

IMG_1614 pictures from wildlife photos on webshots
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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7 years, working outside, only saw one snake, and that was out by Beatty. Little Mojave Green (venomous), minding its own business.

Heck, I never even came across a scorpion. Was disappointed by that.

DID however find a gigantic tarantula out by Lake Las Vegas. Was large enough to spot on the side of the road doing 75mph.... lol
AW COME ON...I have NEVER seen a tarantula that could do 75MPH..
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