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Kings Canyon NP 07'
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Well I'd becareful in your neck to the woods too about rattlers. The Eastern Diamondback is nothing to mess with!! But trust me when a rattler buzzes you can't mistake the sound.
I have twice found rattlers the hard way. In Montana I found myself standing on a 3 ft Timber Rattler. I had on very GOOD boots at the time!! BTW I still have him around. He is hanging over the door to our "office" In CA, I stepped over a Pacific Diamondback missing his nose by less than a quarter inch. How I didn't get bit is beyond me. Oh and he is sitting on my book shelf behind me.
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Beatin' on the Rock
You really shouldn't kill snakes (I'm taking it you didn't turn these fellas/gals into pets.) Obviously these ones did nothing to you and now they're dead. Snakes play an important role in the ecosystem. People fear them for no reason. Oh, and I've seen them up close and in the wild. Killing them is kinda like saying, oh, once, there was a dog not on a leash while I was running. Got him mounted on ma' door.
I've seen bunnies, deer, snakes, dogs, groundhogs, and some cool birds on my runs. Heck, I even like seeing squirrels.
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Lord of the Monkeys
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