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Re: [RC] Big Snake - Elizabeth Walker

Oh, yikes!  That would have had me on the ground (or in the water, swimming with the snake...)

On Jan 15, 2009, at 7:45 AM, Ranelle Rubin wrote:

I would like to see someone plant a bunch of King Snakes up there. One lady I know said her horse was drinking from Kaput Springs one day and a Rattler dropped out of the ferns into the water in front of his nose!!!

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. ~ John Wayne

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> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 07:05:37 -0700
> From: bweary@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [RC] Big Snake
> Hi D'Arcy--
> You may have a point there, and you are clearly more compassionate 
> toward rattlesnakes than I am. However, there is no shortage of them 
> here, in fact there are trails I won't ride or hike in the depth of 
> summer due to their numbers. Because they are deadly, to humans and 
> horses alike, I think our first reaction in coming across one is one of 
> fight or flight. I'm betting the old man in the picture's first thought 
> wasn't: "Boy, the herpetologists are going to have a heyday with this 
> one!" Probably, he was thinking, "Where in the hell is my shovel!!!!!!!!" 
> The snake was heard as saying, "I may not be the baddest dude in the 
> whole desert, but I'm in the top two. And my Daddy is gettin' old." :> Dr Q
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[RC] Big Snake, Bruce Weary DC
RE: [RC] Big Snake, Ranelle Rubin