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Old 04-29-2009, 10:03 AM
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:13 AM
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I was at Buffalo Trace in Palmyra, IN and flipped my disc over to putt and lo and behold there was a copper head underneath my disc. My foot and hands were within 2-3 inches of it.

Now I'm not one to be afraid of snakes but this dude was poisonous and we were as far away from the parking lot as possible. We tried to run him away but he just kept staring at me even while I putted. Needless to say I missed it...
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:48 AM
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saw a garter snake the other day at the Redwood Curtain
saw a gopher snake at Sylmar
saw a gopher snake at Ventura
saw a few rattlesnakes at Wrightwood
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Besides Gopher snakes Ventura has it's share of Red Runners and Rattlers...not to mention Tarantulas!
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:49 AM
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Had a coral snake contest my picking up my drive at #4 in Bandera, TX. Got a stick and got my disc. Did not take a penalty for improving my lie, either! Don't know if a coral snake qualifies for The Dude's plan of action. I'd rather get bit by a rattler than a coral snake. Coral snake venom works on the nervous system.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:54 AM
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That's hilarious...I really wish I could have seen that.

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My friend and I walked up on a 2-3 foot long copperhead laying across the fairway on #6 at Terramont in Woodlands Tx. My foot stepped down and he was laying out about 8 inches in front of my foot...I freaked and jumped back, my friend walked up to him and he coiled up quick, he wasn't moving, he was standing his ground..my friend threw a few disc down on him as he struck at them and them stepped on him and cut his head off with a dx Teerex. (there are littel kids all over that park or he would have left him alone)

Next week I'm walking a nature trail with my son when he hears something rattleing about 5 feet ahead of us and about 2 ft off the trail, we stopped to look in and see if we could see him - we couldn't - and just as I was going to reach down and pick up a stick to move the grass around I realized the stick was his body about 10 inches away from my foot - we both freaked and took off - about a minute later the wind blew and I saw this long black thing dropping from a tree down right beside me out of the corner of my eye - I about pushed my son over running away from it like a little girl - it was just a big stick falling out of the tree from the wind blowing - but my son (16) isn't ever going to let me live that one down hahah...yeah snakes scare the crap out of me
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:04 AM
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I was playing Harry Myers in Rockwall, TX a few weeks ago. I drove hole 5 with my putter and it ended up past the basket on the other side of some standing water. The water looked to be ony a few inches deep and there was a section of fence and a couple of logs to step on to get across to the other side. I proceeded to step on the first log only to have it start sinking on me. In order to prevent getting wet I jumped forward to the fence section. Then it started to sink so I had to jump to the next thing, then the next thing until I finally was able to jump to the other bank. I didn't have time to think as I was doing it, only enough time to react instintively to keep from getting wet. As I landed heavily on the other side, a black snake about 2 or 3 feet long uncurled and shot into the water just inches to the left of where I landed. It all happended so fast that I didn't even have time to get scared. I just shutter to think what would have happened if I had landed on the snake! I'm not even sure what kind of snake it was, but it is probably a safe assumption to say it was a water moccasin.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:25 AM
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I was playing Harry Myers in Rockwall, TX a few weeks ago. I drove hole 5 with my putter and it ended up past the basket on the other side of some standing water. The water looked to be ony a few inches deep and there was a section of fence and a couple of logs to step on to get across to the other side. I proceeded to step on the first log only to have it start sinking on me. In order to prevent getting wet I jumped forward to the fence section. Then it started to sink so I had to jump to the next thing, then the next thing until I finally was able to jump to the other bank. I didn't have time to think as I was doing it, only enough time to react instintively to keep from getting wet. As I landed heavily on the other side, a black snake about 2 or 3 feet long uncurled and shot into the water just inches to the left of where I landed. It all happended so fast that I didn't even have time to get scared. I just shutter to think what would have happened if I had landed on the snake! I'm not even sure what kind of snake it was, but it is probably a safe assumption to say it was a water moccasin.
Yikes I play at that course every weekend. Not good news for me.

Now I have a reason to hate #5 even more.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:57 AM
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I was playing Tyler State Park yesterday. My drive was a little right of the basket. As I bend down to pick up my disc I notice something move out of the corner of my eye. Didn't see anything so I line up my putt. As I'm about to Putt a pretty long Garder snake, wanna say it was over 2', Slithers out towards my foot. Needles to say my putt wasn't very good. I've seen, and picked up, many Garder snakes before but I'm used to them being like not even a foot long. When I tried to grab him he coiled up and snapped at me. At that moment I thought to myself, I wonder if PA has any poisonous snakes in this area. I promptly backed off.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:25 PM
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I've seen a few snakes at the Harry Myers course in Rockwall TX as well. On holes 5, 6, and 7. I think I've seen a snake at Veteran's Park in Arlington. In all cases, I (or the folks I was with) saw the snake before it walking up to it. Snakes give me the shivers, yet I'm rather fascinated by them. Spiders the same thing. I usually get goosebumps and back away, and then after calming down start trying to get a better view.

How are you all so good at recognizing types of snakes. I don't think I could distinguish one snake from another. They're usually hard to get a good look at. I suppose I might recognize the rattle of a rattlesnake. But how do you know it is a copperhead or water moccasin?
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:29 PM
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We used to catch Gopher snakes & lizards, etc. as a kid so I'm not overly paranoid about snakes.
Hole #9 at Black Mountain, there's a ped bridge & a snake is usually coiled up on a girder underneath.
Hole #18 at Boiling springs. My buddy throws a drive into the swamp off to the left. He goes to get his disc & he yells "snake". I see him rustling his hands through the bushes & he grabs onto the body of a 4' snake & starts to pull it out (the snake is trying to get away). He gets the snake about 1/2 way out of the bushes & then lets it go. It has pissed on his hand. He said it smelled awful. He's lucky to not have gotten bit.
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