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We were both surprised when he slammed into the window right next to me. A few minutes later he flew away, and I opened a beer. Doesn’t take much for me to celebrate.


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not sure how this got here, but Cali was intrigued


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Walked through her web.

Found her crawling up the back of my right knee. ‘Bout a 3 inch span.

Did a “Not-Fast-stepping-on-a-rattle-snake dance”.

Not pretty...


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What the heck is that? My google-fu has failed me.

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 Post subject: Re: Critters
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What the heck is that? My google-fu has failed me.

The best I can tell is it is an orb weaver spider:

Argiope aurantia(Black and Yellow Garden Spider) (all the photos were from the US)

It looked more like a Argiope catenulata (Grass Cross Spider) but all the photos were from SE Asia.

Now riddle me this: what kind of snake did GForce find up above?

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Bottom of Calavera spillway road.

This guy let me stop, pull my crap old iPhone SE out of my backpack and sidle within 20-25 feet!

That’s a good day in MY book :)


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The trailing one-third of a local gopher snake.

P.S. Gforce’s photo is a longnose snake, although at first look I guessed a variety of king snake.


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The trailing one-third of a local gopher snake.

P.S. Gforce’s photo is a longnose snake, although at first look I guessed a variety of king snake.


Yes, I too learned later on it was a long nosed snake. First time I have ever seen one and, apparently, they are rarely seen. I initially thought it was a king snake too.


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The trailing one-third of a local gopher snake.

P.S. Gforce’s photo is a longnose snake, although at first look I guessed a variety of king snake.


Yes, I too learned later on it was a long nosed snake. First time I have ever seen one and, apparently, they are rarely seen. I initially thought it was a king snake too.


Taken this morning, quite the surprising critter coincidence.

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This shot was not officially during a bike ride (we were walking to the garage to get our bikes though). This mini dragon was defending itself and giving the neighbor's s murderer second thoughts. I was compelled to intervene and run interference so the little-big guy could make his escape unscathed.

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My new specialty appears to be photographing fractions of a snake. At least this time it’s the front half. This was a particularly handsome gopher snake, although my wife was not as fond of it as I was.

Yesterday I should have had a back-half of a rattlesnake photo, but I forgot to remove my gloves so the touchscreen didn’t work, my sunglasses were too dark to see the screen, and the shutter noise was disabled, so I was literally clueless that I had no photo. Maybe next time I’ll remember to take the gloves off or press an actual rather than virtual button.

By the way, my sample size is non-scientifically small and my memory is suspect, but has anyone else noticed that when you interrupt a gopher snake crossing a trail, it usually goes back the way it came from, but a rattlesnake usually says fuck you and continues the same direction?


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