by, 2nd September 2012 at 02:41 PM (133 Views)
Well, it's true. I was hiking in the mountains near my house when I went off the beaten trail. It was kind of hard to see, so it took me a while to realize that i was off. When I did, I turned back and...
Heard a rattler rattling it's tail off. I never realized just how loud the sound is, but it scared the crap out of me. The thing was plenty big, but what I realize now, half an hour after the incident, is the lengths to which snakes go to avoid us. They hide, try to stay away, and when I left the track, he still rattled. Only if I had stepped on him he would have bitten. It's really amazing how much room they give us. Whereas, if a human sees a snake and there's a weapon nearby, well, we all know what'll happen.
Honestly, I'm glad I saw that snake. Even though I got startled out of my pants, I'm definitely glad I saw it. Shows you a lot. Thank you very much, Mr. Snake.
And yes, I'm also glad I didn't get bitten.
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