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Snow Snake genetic variant

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by wireguy, Dec 23, 2008.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    Snow snakes being an item of loathing and fear to all outdoorsmen and ladies this time of year I thought some might find this photo interesting. This is a picture of the genetic varient of the Snow Snake as found in the inland valleys of southern California, especially the low lying agricultural valleys. Known locally as dust snakes, they also use mud to hide themselves until some un-suspecting person comes traipsing along. It is at this point that the dust snake will slither in front of it's victim, still hidden in the dust or mud, then arch up just far enough for the victim's foot to catch under it. At this point the victim usually pitches forward headlong into the mud or dust.
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  2. pendennis

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    Wireguy, I believe this is similar to what happens when folks encounter snow sharks. They, too, are a sly creature. And they've been known to sneak in under snow sleds and upset them.

    Be careful out there. There's creatures there.

    Dennis
     
  3. jakearoo

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    Both of those damn creatures inhabit the ski slopes. Nasty critters.
     
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    There's one of them living by the back door of my favorite watering hole.

    He changes plumage with the seasons like a weasel.

    HM
     
  5. Two Dogs

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    Up here in the frozen north, we drink Crown Royal to ward off the nasty effects of a Snowsnake bite.They can jump out of the snow without warning.

    We trapshooters like to shoot skeet in the off season, and those snowsnakes can be deadly on the skeet field...
     
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