Rattlesnake

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  1. Teegate

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    I was talking with someone recently and I was given a tip they acquired on a good place to find rattlesnakes. This was not a specific spot but a general place to look when out and about. Today, that tip proved correct.

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    I have video that I will post later tonight of it rattling at us.
     
  2. dogg57

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    Cool beans
     
  3. Teegate

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    AHHHHH!!!!!!
     
  5. Teegate

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    Jessica took this one. My camera kept shutting off and you can hear me blowing off the pine flies on my hand. I was annoyed.

     
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    Music to my ears,though I hear it terrifies some folks.
     
  7. bobpbx

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    The pine flies are very bad this year. They swoop in from behind and land on my face. It's all I can do to keep them off me.
     
  8. Gibby

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    I have been feeding the flies on the weekends, so I can't imagine that they have excessive hunger.
     
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    I don't want to jinx myself but they haven't been bad down here at all. I can't figure it out.
     
  10. bobpbx

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    Too late! :D

    PS: those damn Asian tiger mosquitoes are back too. We had a skip year last year due to the drought, but they are at my house in full force now.

    http://wiki.bugwood.org/Aedes_albopictus/NJ
     
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    Don't leave out the Tularemia the deer flies can gift to you :eek:
     
  12. Teegate

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    Check out the length of this skin.

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    Is that a rattler shed Guy?
     
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    Here is another one from this morning. It had taken shade to get out of the sun. The more I see the more concerned I am with each step I take out there. They are everywhere.


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    I know what you mean. I used to not look down so much, but now I do. I get the willy's sometimes. I peer about 3 feet ahead of me at the ground now.
     
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    Awesome. I still have yet to see a rattlesnake in New Jersey. One day.
     
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    We revisited today and she was still there.

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    Thanks for this photo, it confirms my I D of the snke I recenly saw basking in my backyard ss a black rat snake. Various images/videos I got did not show the long tapered tail and narrow head. Do you or anyone else have any photos showing the head of this species?

    I've always liked herps, had many turtles as a kid. Never got the whole "snakes are slimy" phobia, maybe because I grew up on the shore trapping/skinning eels for my dad to make into trolling baits for bluefish!
     
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  20. manumuskin

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    Any girl that will grab an eel is cool in my book:)