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Back on the Pine
« on: August 23, 2017, 09:41:37 PM »
It's been too long between trips to the Pine Creek in Central PA. It used to be easy to take the kids when they were small and go camping out in God's country. Now they are teens and have sports jobs and social lives. lol I finally got everyone on the same page and we spent a long weekend living the good life at camp. My son and I got in some wet wading, he's not a fanatical fisherman but I think he will find his way back to it someday, I did.  Not often do I catch anything that I can't identify but this little minnow caught me off guard. I made an on site guess that it was a cutlip minnow but it has an extra set of lower fins so I'm going with longnosed dace for now. My boy was calling the black crawlie thing Nope Rope, poinit taken.
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Back on the Pine
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Re: Back on the Pine
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 10:45:06 AM »
That is indeed GODS country FM – when I was a lad, we had a spot at Petticoat Junction along Pine Creek….right where Cedar Run dumps in!  Loved my summers their and the trout fishing was always top notch!  How many “buttons” did the rattler have?  Looks like 5-7 from the photo… ;)
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Re: Back on the Pine
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
It was a weird snake. Looked like just a bare stump w/o any rattles. I never saw one like it before.
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Re: Back on the Pine
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 06:32:52 PM »
Looks like one of the more drab versions of a milk snake to me.
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Re: Back on the Pine
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 08:49:13 PM »
Looks like one of the more drab versions of a milk snake to me.


Can't tell if your joking? However it is a black phase timber rattler. They are common in the gorge. I see more of the black than the typical tannish pattern. We encounter them frequently hiking and biking but this was the first time I ever saw one crossing the road. Here's a pic with both color phases not any kind of milk snakes I'd like to handle.
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Re: Back on the Pine
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 08:18:55 AM »
You said it had no rattles and I couldn't see the head in the pic.  I've never seen a dark rattler so that's why I thought it was a milk snake.
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Re: Back on the Pine
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 03:42:15 AM »
It was a weird snake. Looked like just a bare stump w/o any rattles. I never saw one like it before.
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I used to see it when I was little. It looked so scary. Generally speaking, I hate snake

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