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Old Apr 29, 2006, 9:59 PM   #1
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All I can say is thanks for telephoto lenses. This is a prairie rattlesnake I photographed today in southern Alberta.
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 9:14 AM   #2
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All I can say is thanks for telephoto lenses. This is a prairie rattlesnake I photographed today in southern Alberta.
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Nice shot of a deadly neighbor. Julie should see this one. Autralians think they own all the dangerous snakes in the world.

It's a good thing that Rattlesnakes aren't aggresive, or there would be a lot more snake bite deaths.

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the Aussies don't own all the dangerous snakes, just 5 of the ten deadliest... nothing in North America even makes the top ten. which is, i suppose, one reason to be glad i don't live in Oz... :G fortunately, rattlesnake bites are almost never fatal anymore, unless thevictim is achild or someone unusually sensitive to snakevenom.
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the Aussies don't own all the dangerous snakes, just 5 of the ten deadliest... nothing in North America even makes the top ten. which is, i suppose, one reason to be glad i don't live in Oz... :G fortunately, rattlesnake bites are almost never fatal anymore, unless thevictim is achild or someone unusually sensitive to snakevenom.
Ooops...the Coral Snake is ranked the 8th deadliest snake in the world. Luckily they are small and very timid. I'll stick with photographing cute, safe and cuddly animals. Woody
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the Aussies don't own all the dangerous snakes, just 5 of the ten deadliest... nothing in North America even makes the top ten. which is, i suppose, one reason to be glad i don't live in Oz... :G fortunately, rattlesnake bites are almost never fatal anymore, unless the victim is a child or someone unusually sensitive to snake venom.
Ooops...the Coral Snake is ranked the 8th deadliest snake in the world. Luckily they are small and very timid. I'll stick with photographing cute, safe and cuddly animals. Woody
I don't know if the Eastern Diamondback makes the top list, but it should. What it lacks in toxcity, it makes up for by size. The real reason those Aussies have some sort of lock on this, is because their snakes are more aggressive. (Also I think Autralia is unique in having more poisonious species, than harmless ones) Even the Rattler just wants to mind its own business...

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