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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Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Apr 27, 2013 11:50 pm - Voted 10/10

I've heard...

rattle snakes taste like chicken. Good thing I just had dinner!

nader

nader - Apr 28, 2013 10:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I've heard...

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.

samira - Apr 28, 2013 1:20 am - Voted 10/10

Hi(salam)

Is it a dangerous snake?

nader

nader - Apr 28, 2013 10:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hi(salam)

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.

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Apr 28, 2013 11:07 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Hi(salam)

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.

samira - Apr 28, 2013 2:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Hi(salam)

salam.

Thanks for answer.

nader

nader - Apr 28, 2013 7:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hi(salam)

Then I am glad this one did not move.

chizoad - Apr 29, 2013 10:50 am - Hasn't voted

Looks a lot like

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.

nader

nader - Apr 29, 2013 12:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks a lot like

Thanks for the info. I would rather be warned by the rattle.

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