Sunday, August 30, 2015

Encounters with Rantwick, episode Twenty Four: Rattle Snake!

Hi all, long time no write! I thought I was back in the swing with that little spate of posts in July, but I guess not! I'm not ever gonna write anything about my posting frequency or the difficulties of writing regularly or any of that from now on. Have I said that before? Well, this time I mean it, because if you're here you are awesome and don't need me wasting your time talking about this stuff for one more damn second.

Mrs. Rantwick and I got away for a bit on our own recently, staying in a cabin with a max occupancy of 2 in a fine National Park that you can only access by boat. Not 1 car on the island. Staff drove those John Deere gator things, but its not like they we were buzzing around all the time. It totally jacked up the peaceful quotient; no exhuast, no engine noise and even visually no chrome or metal or headlights junking up our surroundings.

We rode bikes and hiked pretty hard in our short time there, and saw an honest-to-god rattle snake! There is only one poisonous snake to be found in my fair province of Ontario, the Massasauga rattler. One of these guys rattled at us from beside the trail while we were walking our bikes through some deep sand. We stopped and I grabbed a little video from a safe distance:

Hah! That was fun. I love snakes. I know many others hate 'em. See ya soon, I hope! 

Yer Pal,


TrevorW�� said...

I love snakes too.....
There is only one poisonous snake in the UK and that is the Adder..... a lot less of a threat than your Rattle snake I feel :-)
Since we have been travelling we have only seen one, although when I was a kid I used to come across them a lot.....

John said...

Not a fan of snakes myself. But a cool video just the same. Same you didn't get him rattlin'. I see alot of Black snakes on my rides. =)

RANTWICK said...

TW - These guys are quite docile and shy, really
John - Yeah, we found him because he did rattle, but he got stage fright for the video.

Steve A said...

No snakes in Ocean Shores more dangerous than a Garter Snake. TEXAS, on the other hand, is home to the World Famous Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup every March.

GreenComotion said...

I didn't know you had poisonous snakes in Canada, Randwick!
Nice video and good that y'all had a nice vacation.
I have heard of that round-up that Steve is talking about.
Take care.
Peace :)

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