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bmoore
10-14-2012, 12:09
Put my gear on the engine yesterday morning and the tones went off "public assist snake removal". We plucked this little guy out of an elderly ladies garden for her. He/she was beautiful, this years rattlesnake but getting beefy quick. Had a lady tagged by one a week ago in the same area.

NeverMore1701
10-14-2012, 12:15
Very pretty! Where'd you let it go?

bmoore
10-14-2012, 12:18
Very pretty! Where'd you let it go?

We have snake buckets with locking lids on our fire engines so we drove it to an area that was suitable to release it. Our 2 most eastern stations do a TON of removals every year.

tantrix
10-14-2012, 12:21
Holy hell...that looks like a Southern Pacific. Brutal bite if it is.

bmoore
10-14-2012, 12:24
Holy hell...that looks like a Southern Pacific. Brutal bite if it is.

Yes it is, and yes they are bad bites. I have been on two in the last few months both times I was working on the ambulance. One was a PIG of a diamondback but it was a dry bite. Last weeks was a baby So Pacific with only one fang puncture, the swelling was already incredible and we had a 5 minute response time.

tantrix
10-14-2012, 12:36
Yes it is, and yes they are bad bites. I have been on two in the last few months both times I was working on the ambulance. One was a PIG of a diamondback but it was a dry bite. Last weeks was a baby So Pacific with only one fang puncture, the swelling was already incredible and we had a 5 minute response time.

Yeah between that and the Mojave, people need to really watch where they step because they might not make it back home.

bmoore
10-14-2012, 17:26
Yeah between that and the Mojave, people need to really watch where they step because they might not make it back home.

They will certainly put a hurting on you.

r3dot
10-14-2012, 17:29
what a beaut.

good job.

Lone_Wolfe
10-14-2012, 17:35
Cool looking snake.


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cmb19
10-14-2012, 19:29
Cool looking snake.


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:rofl::wavey: Here I am!! That is an awfully adorable little thing.
All my snakes are under my house for the winter I think. I haven't found any of them for a week or 2 now. I'll have to live vicariously through those of you in the warmer states.

686Owner
10-14-2012, 20:48
Water Moccasin :)

ca survivor
10-15-2012, 06:18
the snakes I see, won't bite any more.....

eracer
10-15-2012, 06:24
Beautiful coloration. I've never heard of a 'Southern Pacific' rattler. Learn something new every day!

That looks like a rare find in the US. Good stuff.

Arc Angel
10-15-2012, 06:30
A very beautiful, and a very deadly little creature! (I'm glad you let it go, though.) ;)

tadbart
10-15-2012, 06:36
very nice looking critter! i rescue on average 1 pygmy rattler a year from the ER. irritable little things. but then again, if i was shoved in a mason jar and chilled to well below my comfortable temp, i might get cranky too.

i've heard of the mojave, but never a SoPac. time to bust out the snake book!

NeverMore1701
10-15-2012, 11:28
the snakes I see, won't bite any more.....

Thank god you're here to keep everyone safe.




:upeyes:

bmoore
10-15-2012, 11:35
Beautiful coloration. I've never heard of a 'Southern Pacific' rattler. Learn something new every day!

That looks like a rare find in the US. Good stuff.

They are actually quite common. They are nice looking little critters.

bmoore
10-15-2012, 11:37
Thank god you're here to keep everyone safe.




:upeyes:

No doubt. More than half the bites I have gone on in 9 years were from people messing with the snake.

tantrix
10-15-2012, 11:41
No doubt. More than half the bites I have gone on in 9 years were from people messing with the snake.

That's usually the case...snakes don't want anything to do with people. Girly-men these days...

nursetim
10-15-2012, 13:34
very nice looking critter! i rescue on average 1 pygmy rattler a year from the ER. irritable little things. but then again, if i was shoved in a mason jar and chilled to well below my comfortable temp, i might get cranky too.

i've heard of the mojave, but never a SoPac. time to bust out the snake book!

Would you say they have a Napoleon complex then?:supergrin::wavey:

ca survivor
10-15-2012, 15:54
Thank god you're here to keep everyone safe.




:upeyes:
not everyone mostly children and pets.

*ASH*
10-15-2012, 16:00
Water Moccasin :)

rattleheaded moccasin with slit pupils :whistling:

purrrfect 10
10-15-2012, 16:21
the snakes I see, won't bite any more.....
Agree there..

NeverMore1701
10-15-2012, 16:22
not everyone mostly children and pets.

Still, thank god for you!

tadbart
10-15-2012, 21:19
Would you say they have a Napoleon complex then?:supergrin::wavey:


DEFINITELY!


I'd rather mess with an Eastern diamondback than a pygmy anyday. Rather not mess with either, honestly.

Haldor
10-16-2012, 05:21
Water Moccasin :)

That's exactly what I was thinking. One of them little known desert varieties.

Travclem
10-16-2012, 07:45
Where's my shovel?

Reyn
10-16-2012, 07:52
Here's two of 5 cottonmouths I ran up on Sunday while scouting. I've never encountered this many in this short of time in such a. Small area.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/reyn61/8F2BBD70-9DB5-472F-A96D-79ADF8A0471F-3858-000006DFF9F6B71B.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/reyn61/13B72C5A-6125-488E-948D-B8942926AC1D-3858-000006DFFA584C17.jpg

owl6roll
10-16-2012, 23:22
Beautiful coloration. I've never heard of a 'Southern Pacific' rattler. Learn something new every day!

That looks like a rare find in the US. Good stuff.

Arent thay the snake wiht two types of venom?

owl6roll
10-16-2012, 23:26
Seems the smaller the snake, the harder they are to handle.

tantrix
10-16-2012, 23:38
Arent thay the snake wiht two types of venom?

Yep...it's a combination of hemotoxins and neurotoxins, which makes it even worse.

AZ Jeff
10-17-2012, 20:24
No doubt. More than half the bites I have gone on in 9 years were from people messing with the snake.

IIRC, the profile of your average poisonous snake bite victim is an adult male between the ages of 18 and 24, with a BAC of 0.18 at the time of the bite.......

bmoore
10-18-2012, 10:04
IIRC, the profile of your average poisonous snake bite victim is an adult male between the ages of 18 and 24, with a BAC of 0.18 at the time of the bite.......

That is true. The age fits but I have never had a drunk person messing with one yet. They were all completely sober completely stupid.