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    I hike on established trails in the Phoenix area, and I'm moving along at a good clip, but occasionally, critters will catch my eye. Today was a good one. Here's a few crappy iPhone pics of some cool animals.

    Darn near stepped on this guy, who was a good six footer:

    I said they were bad pics, lol.

    As I followed Mr. Bull Snake into the brush, I noticed Mr. Rattlesnake under the same rock:

    In this one, you can see Mr. Bullsnake looking at you in the lower left of the picture. The rattler's head is behind him a bit, and you can see his rattler on top of the smaller rock to the right.

    The rattlesnake starting coming right towards me through this shrub. He got to about four feet from me, but my 43 year old knees forced me to stand up from squatting, and that spooked him back away from me:

    Finally, saw this cute little guy on my way out.

  • #2
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    Here's a few from last week:

    Look at the way this chuckwalla blends in.


    A baby:

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    • #3
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      Great shots. I wish we had that kinda of fauna in Ohio


      Tim

      http://www.facebook.com/BoidsOhio?bookmark_t=page


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      • #4
        Re: Bad Pics of Cool Wild Herps

        Aw, you're making me miss the desert! Nice shots, thanks for sharing!

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        • #5
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          Next time you go, take the GOOD camera. I know, I'm one to talk since I leave mine at home all the time. I enjoyed the pics though!
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          • #6
            Re: Bad Pics of Cool Wild Herps

            Originally posted by zamora View Post
            Next time you go, take the GOOD camera.
            But if I do that I won't see anything!

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            • #7
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              Yeah next take a good camera. LOL them 43 years old knees was on point, cause you were going to get a big kiss from that from that snake Lol
              sigpicJrock23

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              • #8
                Re: Bad Pics of Cool Wild Herps

                Very cool! Looks like great pics to me and a fun hike!

                -Zach

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                • #9
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                  Which trail were you on?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bad Pics of Cool Wild Herps

                    Originally posted by gamptff View Post
                    Which trail were you on?
                    Deems Park. It's just north and west of Sandra Day O'Connor High School off Happy Valley. Lots of people park and hike the south side of the mountain, but I use the north: far fewer people.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bad Pics of Cool Wild Herps

                      Originally posted by Jrock23 View Post
                      Yeah next take a good camera. LOL them 43 years old knees was on point, cause you were going to get a big kiss from that from that snake Lol
                      Yeah, maybe the old knees did me a favor.

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                      • #12
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                        Hm, never been there. I'll have to check it out. I usually just hike Black Mountain up in Cave Creek.

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                        • #13
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                          Saw this guy today. He was rattling like a madman, and I couldn't see him at first. My heart was beating like crazy.



                          Here's a really bad video, but you can hear that rattle really going.

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                          • #14
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                            You definitely had a great day on the trail!

                            Thanks for sharing.

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                            • #15
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                              I enjoyed that video too! Quite an experience.

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