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Snake
April 2, 2013
On Dutchman Trail near the junction with Black Mesa Trail
This guy did not move or make any noise. He was either dead or had swallowed a big meal and could not move

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MarcsoltanI've heard...

Marcsoltan

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rattle snakes taste like chicken. Good thing I just had dinner!
Posted Apr 27, 2013 11:50 pm

naderRe: I've heard...

nader

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I've heard everything tastes like chicken. A few years ago, on TV, they blind folded a number of chefs and fed them chicken, snake, alligator, armadillo, rabbit...Many thought they were eating chicken.
Posted Apr 28, 2013 10:03 am

samiraHi(salam)

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Is it a dangerous snake?
Posted Apr 28, 2013 1:20 am

naderRe: Hi(salam)

nader

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This particular one was fairly small. I have seen much bigger snakes in Arizona.

I assume that this is a rattlesnake (Mar Zangi). I certainly do not want to be bitten by it when I am hiking all alone in the middle of nowhere.
Posted Apr 28, 2013 10:07 am

MarcsoltanRe: Hi(salam)

Marcsoltan

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Small rattlers are more dangerous than the big ones. The young/small ones deliver all of their venom in one bite where as the large ones spare their venom for hunting. Most of the time the large ones just want to get you to leave them alone, so they deliver dry bites, no venom. But, the big ones put more meat on your dinner table.
Posted Apr 28, 2013 11:07 am

samiraRe: Hi(salam)

Voted 10/10

salam.

Thanks for answer.
Posted Apr 28, 2013 2:01 pm

naderRe: Hi(salam)

nader

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Then I am glad this one did not move.
Posted Apr 28, 2013 7:03 pm

chizoadLooks a lot like

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a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox. I wonder if the reason they don't rattle is because so many of the ones that did rattle were killed off by people and the only ones left are those that didn't draw attention.
Posted Apr 29, 2013 10:50 am

naderRe: Looks a lot like

nader

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Thanks for the info. I would rather be warned by the rattle.
Posted Apr 29, 2013 12:49 pm

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naderSubmitted by nader
on Apr 27, 2013 8:53 pm

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