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Sidewinder #15689
06/01/08 06:02 AM
06/01/08 06:02 AM
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Pennsylvania, USA
salden Offline OP
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Sorry, I have been absent from the site for a while. My travel schedule (work) has really become hectic. This image was taken out in the Majove Desert a couple of weeks ago. I leave in a week for Kansas where I get to spend three weeks. Hopefully things will slow down soon.

This is a sidewinder. I had to 4-wheel it out to one of the sites and this guy crossed my path, or I crossed his. I am too old for this



Sue Alden Pennsylvania
Re: Sidewinder [Re: salden] #15690
06/01/08 07:44 AM
06/01/08 07:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Illinois
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Great to have you back. This image is quite disturbing as I sit in my safe room with my cup of coffee. Glad I am inside! Hope this was a long...... lens.


Peggy Sue
Re: Sidewinder [Re: Peggy Sue] #15691
06/01/08 08:21 AM
06/01/08 08:21 AM
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Pennsylvania, USA
salden Offline OP
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I had my 100-400L with me, but I was about 3 feet from it when I saw it move.


Sue Alden Pennsylvania
Re: Sidewinder [Re: salden] #15692
06/02/08 07:28 AM
06/02/08 07:28 AM
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Manhattan, New York, New York
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Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Sue,

LOL, you have strong insides. I think I would have decided to go much farther away. :P

James

Re: Sidewinder [Re: James Morrissey] #15693
06/02/08 09:03 PM
06/02/08 09:03 PM
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Pennsylvania, USA
salden Offline OP
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The sidewinder can be fatal to you; however, the sidewinder would prefer to run from you than go after you. In most cases, you are safe as long as you do not corner them. Now, the Mojave Green will come after you, they are very aggressive. I did not see the Green when I was out there.


Sue Alden Pennsylvania
Re: Sidewinder [Re: salden] #15694
06/03/08 11:06 PM
06/03/08 11:06 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Manhattan, New York, New York
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Carpal Tunnel

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Hey Sue,

The one real paranoia I have when I am in Death Valley are snakes. Fortunately, I have never seen one while out there (I have seen many tracks and prints on the dunes). While I understand they are eager for smaller prey, LOL, I don't want to be the one to step on one accidentally.

James


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