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Re: rattlers

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I carry, but it's not for snakes, bears, mt. lions, or any other creature. I've had way too many encounters with people that I'd rather run into a bear.
I've had trees chopped down behind my car, trash thrown on my car, piss, and a ton of evidence that people were snooping too close, while I was away.

Posted on: 2009/2/27 14:55
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Re: rattlers

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too short for a good wading staff though.


You need to add the flash suppressor, bipod and bayonet. Then it works. Make sure you rest your shoulder on the correct end.

Posted on: 2009/2/27 15:38


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Re: rattlers

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Now I would feel safe from snakes carrying those!

Posted on: 2009/2/27 16:04


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cukes-probably near denning site-if real strong

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Re: rattlers

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There are plenty of rattlers near Penns as well as Fishing creek near State College. They have been spotted as early as April. I am a snake magnet. I don't hate them but my snake startle effect is so severe I have pulled muscles. Once I know they are present I am OK as long as they are NOT in the water with me. Stupid little water snakes are aggressive!

Posted on: 2009/2/27 20:02


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Re: rattlers

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All I can say is, UNREAL!! You're very lucky!

Posted on: 2009/2/27 22:41
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Re: rattlers

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The Laurel Highlands have some pretty good rattlesnake habitat and I have seen quite a few fishing/hiking/camping/hunting there over the years. That being said, I've never seen one near a stream, probably since it is almost always shady and cool down there and the cold blooded snakes can't take too much of that.

Just be observant on the trail and watch your step. When I was growing up my Dad used to require us to take the dog with us when we would "slip up to the mountain to catch a mess of trout". I don't bother with a weapon, too many years of draggin around a hogleg all the time kind of put me off on that. I look forward to seeing a bear, that is always interesting, but there you have to use common sense too.

S6

Posted on: 2009/2/28 15:16


Re: rattlers

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I have a cabin near Wharton, on the Cameron/Potter County border. We see them every year, they exist in large numbers in the north central mountains. They generally are out and about from June through September. They leave their dens and search for the scent trails of other rattlers to mate with. As fall nears they make their way back to the dens and stay close until they hibernate for the winter. They come out of their dens in the spring, stay close until June, then repeat the process. The best thing is to make some noise, bang a stick, and watch where you step. As in most things common sense is the best remedy. And keep your dogs close in the summer.

Posted on: 2009/2/28 15:58


Re: rattlers

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All I can say is, UNREAL!! You're very lucky!



Wild2...I don't think that was Bruno...It was in California.

Posted on: 2009/2/28 16:10


Re: rattlers

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All I can say is, UNREAL!! You're very lucky!



Wild2...I don't think that was Bruno...It was in California.

I know it was California, I read the whole story. I thought since the person in question was only 13 at the time, perhaps he lived there then. Either way, still UNREAL!! And whoever it was, they were very lucky.

Posted on: 2009/2/28 17:02
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Re: rattlers

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I mostly worry about my Dog. She is not savvy enough to not stick her face into a snake.

Posted on: 2009/3/1 13:21
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Re: rattlers

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You're not likely to see any snakes in April up there. As many times as I've been up there I've never seen a snake that time of the year and the camp is in snake country. However later in the spring and only on the warmest days you will see an occasional snake.
I've never seen a rattler in PA. Everyone says that Slate Run is loaded with rattlers, but as many times as I've fished there I've never seen a snake let alone a poisonous one.

Posted on: 2009/3/1 14:54
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Re: rattlers

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