That's crazy, I've always worried about that with the kids, especially in the middle of nowhere.Ya, poor kid is a trooper. From the info I got it took an hour from buck back to loon, and then almost 2 hours to UCD. Was still in the hospital yesterday. I'm just getting up for nights and haven't looked for updates yet. Every time they give her another shot of anti venom, its another 24 hours before they can decide to release her or give her another shot. From what I got, itll be 6 ish months of no to little weight bearing on that leg. Snake never even rattled, hit her in the foot from under a rock as she was walking past it.
I always thought that too. I have been on the Rubicon every year, since 1979. I had never seen, or heard (pre-internet) of anyone seeing one or getting bit...until Sept 2004, I almost got bit getting on my ATV at the Hairpin on Cadillac.I honestly never worried about rattle snakes up there. Figured it was too cold most of the year.
Been wondering about this. I agree- pre-about 10-12 years ago, never saw 'em. We always assumed too high. Then I have 2 close calls in the springs, with them cruising right through camp, one of them crawling up onto a jeep drivetrain once spotted. And, my question, if they are expanding in their territory, why have they not gone into the Tahoe basin? Or is that just a matter of time?I always thought that too. I have been on the Rubicon every year, since 1979. I had never seen, or heard (pre-internet) of anyone seeing one or getting bit...until Sept 2004, I almost got bit getting on my ATV at the Hairpin on Cadillac.
Then 2 years ago, we ran into a huge fatty on the slabs...and I know Edwin had one got under an airmattress or something on the RTF Property.
So 1979 to 2004...nothing. 2004 to 2019, personally saw 2 and heard of 2 more.