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Massassauga Rattlesnake

Postby JW Mills » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:40 pm

On Friday we did a day trip to the Bruce Peninsula.
This was the highlight!

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Re: Massassauga Rattlesnake

Postby Dinusaur » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:51 pm

Wow, this is something unique. Must be very exciting to see this endangered snake.
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Re: Massassauga Rattlesnake

Postby Bird Brain » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:37 pm

8) Awesome! Had one of these gorgeous snakes sunning itself on some rocks in Tobermory close to my bare foot way back in the late 80's.

I had no idea what type of snake it was, a man walking by stopped and suggested that I move slowly, get up and move away. Me "why?". Man "there's a snake". Me "yeah?". Man "it's a Massassauga Rattler". Me "oh". I was actually afraid to move at all in case any motion set it off. Anyhow, I followed the man's advice and everything was OK. The snake remained relaxed on the rocks.

My first and only sighting ever of a Massassauga Rattler.
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Re: Massassauga Rattlesnake

Postby JW Mills » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:51 am

Bird Brain wrote:8) Awesome! Had one of these gorgeous snakes sunning itself on some rocks in Tobermory close to my bare foot way back in the late 80's.

I had no idea what type of snake it was, a man walking by stopped and suggested that I move slowly, get up and move away. Me "why?". Man "there's a snake". Me "yeah?". Man "it's a Massassauga Rattler". Me "oh". I was actually afraid to move at all in case any motion set it off. Anyhow, I followed the man's advice and everything was OK. The snake remained relaxed on the rocks.

My first and only sighting ever of a Massassauga Rattler.

Yowza, what a story!
This is my second sighting, the first was 50 odd years ago in the Midland area.
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Re: Massassauga Rattlesnake

Postby Axeman » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:40 am

Here kitty kitty....

Nice shot and congrats!
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