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Old 09-20-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Not happy about having timber rattlers here but I've yet to see one....



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Grizzlies and rattlesnakes. None where I live but where we travel is their habitat. Watchful and aware of my surroundings. We do have black bear and cougar in the commercial forests near where we live but I have only seen scat.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:08 PM
 
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Yeah, there is anti-venom for the Mojave but it is extremely toxic.

Eastern Diamondbacks aren't aggressive. In fact there have been studies done showing how populations of rattlesnakes don't rattle or at least not as much as the speculation is that those are the ones that have (nautral selection) survived being around humans because they don't rattle.

I watched a show of a guy telemetry tracking easterns and he was practically standing on top of them and they weren't rattling or doing anything else.

This (see link) is what scares me....even with prompt medical treatment and anti-venom you're facing death and even then your leg or arm is going to be crippled or amputated. With a black mamba bite for example, with anti-venom you'll be fine...not from this guy....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lachesis_muta

Google up some pictures of guys holding them for a sense of scale. They're roughly 50% larger than western diamondbacks and thicker bodied.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Locally, I'm afraid of copperheads and Brown Recluse spiders..and anything rabid that's coming after me.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:15 PM
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I wouldn't quite go quite so far as to say I'm afraid of them, but I'm very wary of wolf spiders. They live in and around docks and boats.

I have a dock and boat.

We have big (1 1/2 to 2 inch) spiders that live under our dock, and I've never known what kind they are. I wonder if they're wolf spiders. Fortunately they seem very afraid of humans.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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DEFINITELY scary....thanks for the info.











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Yeah, there is anti-venom for the Mojave but it is extremely toxic.

Eastern Diamondbacks aren't aggressive. In fact there have been studies done showing how populations of rattlesnakes don't rattle or at least not as much as the speculation is that those are the ones that have (nautral selection) survived being around humans because they don't rattle.

I watched a show of a guy telemetry tracking easterns and he was practically standing on top of them and they weren't rattling or doing anything else.

This (see link) is what scares me....even with prompt medical treatment and anti-venom you're facing death and even then your leg or arm is going to be crippled or amputated. With a black mamba bite for example, with anti-venom you'll be fine...not from this guy....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lachesis_muta

Google up some pictures of guys holding them for a sense of scale. They're roughly 50% larger than western diamondbacks and thicker bodied.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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The Mojave Green. Fear? Not so much...but they die when I come across them, and if I'm anywhere that I will encounter this snake I'll be armed with no less than a shovel. Bye Bye.
terrified of them but couldnt go that close ..
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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Alligators and crocs have always weirded me out. It would like living around dinosaurs. No way, Jose.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevadas (California)
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Mice, they scare me a lot more than snakes or larger beasts.
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Haha, I know, sounds ridiculous....still, they are so odd....unpredictable, movements seem random and without reason....always afraid they will peck at me!

One of my friends asked me to get eggs from her henhouse but I asked her little daughter....just didn't want to go in....lol.



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Chickens, really? Why on earth?


Alligators, now, totally agree!
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks for the reptile website and info....

The black mamba sounds terrifying. Don't want to see any snake running at me.

Do you have mts in MD? You might have timber rattlers too.





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First time for me too hearing about this Mojave guy:


Mojave Rattlesnake - Also Known as Mojave Green Rattlesnake


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We have the Eastern diamondback here in Md. and he is allegedly more aggressive than the Western version, although I've never met either one for comparison. Have encountered several copperheads though.
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One snake especially terrifying to me would be African black mamba, maybe because he can run faster than me, aggressive as hell, and runs with his head above the ground, up in the air. That has got to be a frightening sight. Fortunately, not much chance of running into one here.
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