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A sidewinder partially hidden in the sand at Saratoga Spring. Photo taken by my wife, who nearly stepped on this guy (or gal). It's a good thing she didn't since that would have messed up a planned climb at Red Rocks later that day!

Death Valley National Park, CA-- April 2011


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Voted 10/10

Another wonderful shot! What a great animal!
Posted Dec 1, 2011 11:37 am

Bob SihlerRe: Wow!

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My wife got this shot; I never saw the snake, though I've seen one of these before out in Death Valley. Pretty cool how they blend in.
Posted Dec 2, 2011 8:28 am



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Posted Dec 1, 2011 12:22 pm

Bob SihlerRe: uh....

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That's what she thought when she almost stepped on it!
Posted Dec 2, 2011 8:27 am

lsheenAnd she didn't...


Voted 8/10

run shreiking? (the wife, I mean!)?

Great shot Bob, thanks for sharing!

Big Lew
Posted Dec 1, 2011 2:34 pm

Bob SihlerRe: And she didn't...

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Thanks-- actually, my wife deserves the credit; she got this shot and I never even saw the snake.
Posted Dec 2, 2011 8:27 am

lcarreauFor goodness snake ..


Voted 10/10

My wife would have ended up in the next
county, maybe even in Nevada. Nice shot.
Posted Dec 1, 2011 7:06 pm

Bob SihlerRe: For goodness snake ..

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Luckily for me, she doesn't have issues with snakes, though she isn't so fond of spiders.
Posted Dec 2, 2011 8:26 am

tomiGreat and scarry


Voted 10/10

Nice shot. It can be disaster if stepped on.
Posted Dec 2, 2011 2:35 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Great and scarry

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I hope I never find out!
Posted Dec 2, 2011 2:56 pm

Bob SihlerRe: nice guy!

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Posted Dec 4, 2011 6:55 pm

MarlinToo close for me.


Voted 10/10

Hopefully, your wife used a telephoto lens.
Posted Sep 10, 2013 11:04 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Too close for me.

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She did, but you can see from the angle that she wasn't that terribly far away. But she was out of striking distance!
Posted Sep 11, 2013 11:12 am

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