Snakes in the Desert: 37 комментариев

  • 29.04.2010 в 20:25
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    Braver man than me John I just keep an eye out for the copperheads and timber rattlers here and give them a wide birth I have come across one one rattle snake to date and it was coiled up asleep took a pic from a safe distance and gave it a wide birth.

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  • 30.04.2010 в 11:41
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    The problem with wanting to preserve there life is that they don't care if they kill you. They are fast as lightning and very, very dangerous anytime you are messing with them. I've seen vids on the discovery channel of rattlesnakes actually attacking bullets as they are being fired at them, and the bullet entering there open mouth. No one should mess with these unless they are dead, and even then they are dangerous.

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  • 01.05.2010 в 03:03
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    Cool man. You can always tell a Mojave Green because they don't coil up like other rattlers do. I always thought that was weird.

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  • 20.05.2010 в 07:02
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    Hey John, Super Cool Video! Nice pictures taken too! Thanks for sharing this one! Keep up the great work.

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  • 20.07.2010 в 12:19
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    Something people never cover in survival courses is how to safely kill these snakes in a survival situation. Like you said in 4:15 of the video you aren't in a survival situation, but what if you were? that's allot of protein.

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  • 20.07.2010 в 12:22
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    @tobigforyou But then again….instead of being dinner, it could be the death of you. I always wondered, should I learn how to catch them, just to be a more proficient bushman, or just learn other stuff and never dwell on this subject.

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  • 13.09.2012 в 21:35
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    Mojaves don't necessarily have the most potent venom. It simply works differently from your typical Crotalus hemotoxins. What makes it more dangerous is what it does. Rather than causing hemorrhaging it causes paralysis of the respiratory system, just as a coral snake's venom does. But if I recall correctly eastern diamondbacks have the most potent venom of viperids in America based on LD50 values. You're more likely to survive an untreated Mojave bite than an untreated EDB bite.

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  • 24.04.2013 в 15:13
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    they probably dont rattle at you because they dont sense a true danger by your presence.your posture is calm and relaxed and you truly mean them no harm. they puff up and such caus they still dont you to close as wild animals dont like people. i say this in addition to it likely being cold and them wishing to conserve strength after winter sleep.

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  • 16.05.2013 в 18:31
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    If you are going by LD50, the Mojave has one of the most potent venoms, far out classing the Eastern diamondback and other large rattlesnakes. The diamondback however can deliver a great amount more venom than the Mojave can. Also, as far as we have found yet, the most potent viperid venom drop for drop in the US belongs to the Tiger rattlesnake. All this is according to LD50 studies, which we all know is mostly academic and has little bearing on the true danger of a bite to a human.
    -cheers

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  • 07.06.2013 в 20:38
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    I remember the time I was hiking in Waterfall canyon, White Tanks mountains west side of Phoenix. I climbed over a rock and came face to face ( literally 3 feet away) with a mojave green rattler. Didn't rattle, just coiled up and watched me, slowly…backing…away! Wicked cool!

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  • 30.08.2013 в 19:49
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    You Should do a Tutorial on Bow Venom Tipped Arrows… This Would be Great for Defense on a Certain Basis,,,

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  • 16.03.2014 в 20:39
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    Loved the video B more people need to realize how important these animals are and the roll they play in the ecosystem.(ie Rodent control)

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  • 15.12.2014 в 05:57
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    Nice job AB — You are a good person, help my brothers like that 🙂
    I copied this video to my Channel/Playlist of Rattlesnakes; Crotalus and Sistrurus, U.S.A
    Please visit my Channel, subscribe and comment — tks, jd

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  • 23.03.2015 в 03:02
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    Great film. I'm visiting Joshua Tree Ntnl Pk next month (April) and hoping to find some snakes, any tips welcomed. Have I more chance driving the roads at night? 

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  • 24.08.2015 в 02:18
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    I have a fascination with snakes, but I'm visiting Joshua Tree in a couple of months and do NOT know what to look for. The seem to blend in with the dirt, and it freaks me out that they may not rattle. 🙁

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  • 14.02.2016 в 04:53
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    At what time do the snake do not rattle to warn people not to get to close? I have wanted to take a picture of this snake for years.

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  • 26.10.2016 в 22:11
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    Two of them a half a mile apart, early spring, there has to be a den of them somewhere close.  A month later I'll bet this place was crawling with them.  Glad to see that you didn't kill them, they do serve a purpose, and unless they don't start coming around places where people are actively inhabiting, there is no need to destroy them.

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  • 01.06.2017 в 23:21
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    they are beautiful. they are an important part of the biosphere.. but i wouldn't stand that close to one! I'd be running in the other direction!!

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