NANFA-- snakes
Tue, 20 Apr 2004 13:09:17 EDT

my buddy down in carrabelle sent me this snakey report. he gets out and rides
his horse a lot in the appalachicola forest. i hope to get some of you down
there this fall...
waders are a must! its a great place to visit and ive learned it well.
does anyone have an idea what kind of snake he speaks of as orange?

Saturday I went riding by myself with Aijalon to the county line road and
back.Going out right at the power line road there was a 3' diamondback
rattle snake slithering across road 22.When we came back the boundary road
way the sun was setting low and the sun shown down on a 5'
snake,non-poisonous,that had a brilliant orange color,none like I'd seen
before.There was a darker orange line across his back.The sun may have added
the brightness to his color. As we rode down the power line road there was a
cotton mouth moccasin about 1' and a half,fat, thick, that struck at Aijalon
as we ran by.He was coiled right beside the road. As I turned Aijalon to get
a better look all I could see was the white cotton mouth that he showed to "
stay away,don't tread on me." Me and my Aijalon made it back safe and
sound.No riding Sunday,but this morning Aijalon moved cautiously through the
trails.Snakes are everywhere since it's summer time.You have to watch where
you walk with a flashlight at the camp going to the outhouse or the cabin.
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