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Wild day in Potter county!

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I was fishing in Potter County yesterday and actually saw 3 different bears and this nice rattlesnake, my second in the last 2 trips to this stream! I layed my 4wt across his head to get him to rattle. lmao

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Posted on: 2012/8/19 13:03
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Re: Wild day in Potter county!

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Well, I'm glad YOU saw the snake. My wife and granddaughter made me go to Cape May last week, and I saw lots of other wild life.

Posted on: 2012/8/19 13:57


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Nice snake man. Good find! I was actually in Clinton county today looking for Hellbenders and Timbers!

Posted on: 2012/8/19 18:17
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Re: Wild day in Potter county!

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I wrote about this before. As a kid, we had a cabin and vacationed/hunted/fished in Cross Fork. Kettle Creek was out our back door, about 20 yards walk. I never saw a rattler, or snake for that matter, until the annual snake roundup and festival. Holy crap!!

Posted on: 2012/8/19 18:34
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Re: Wild day in Potter county!

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That's a nice looking rattler. Great colors. Wonder if it just molted?

Posted on: 2012/8/19 19:06
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Re: Wild day in Potter county!

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In a lot of fishing trips in the poconos and endless mountains this year, I have seen three bears but no rattles... Three bears and a rattler is a lot of wildlife for one day!

Posted on: 2012/8/19 19:53


Re: Wild day in Potter county!

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Were the bears chowing down on the berries in the stream valley bottoms? A few years ago when I was up that way, the berries were ripe. Every few feet, you could see where a heavy animal had crushed all the grass and berries as it moved through. And there was berry-laced scat everywhere. I was so certain that I'd see a bruin pop his head over the bank somewhere, and that he'd go "woof", and I'd mess myself, but we saw absolutely no animals.

Too many years have gone by for this to be the same snake, but I have a similar looking one I encountered in 2007.

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You never know salmonoid!

Posted on: 2012/8/19 21:43
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Were the bears chowing down on the berries in the stream valley bottoms?

Funny you ask this Kevin. I was seeing numerous berry laden scat piles along the stream. So many in fact, that it caught my attention. I saw the first bear (small) up past the "big hole"and the second one, the biggest (300lbs), near the middle. I couldn't believe how fast he ran up the VERY steep mountainside!!! The third one I saw down near the ford on my way out.

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