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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wordless Wednesday with Linky - Unsavory Neighbors - May 29, 2013



By far, our worst inhabitant of the Mojave Desert is the Mojave Green Rattlesnake.  It's venom is considered to be the most debilitating and potentially deadly of all North American snakes.  I tread very lightly during the warmer months for I cannot hear the rattle.  I am borderline deaf, and even right on top of them, I cannot hear them. 

We spotted this one on the road heading to the post office.  The picture is not the greatest.  It was taken with my husband's cell phone.


Next is one that is not dangerous at all, but can really make your skin crawl.  It's one of our big hairy scorpions.  We found him under a bale of hay that we had.  His sting is about the same as harmful as a bee sting, but people can be allergic to them.   We do have others, but this is definitely the biggest and we see them the most.




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39 comments:

  1. I'm not great with snakes or photos of snakes. Happy WW, thanks so much for hosting. Link is now up at Ms Mystery Case.

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  2. I know what you wrote, but somehow the scorpion would still freak me out more than the snake.

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

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  3. I do not like scorpions, Yuck! Thanks for hosting the WW, I am having one also click here--> Wordless Wednesday Reflecting Our Weekend #12
    Have a great day!

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  4. Yes, beautiful photos, these animals are very dangerous!

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  5. I would totally scream if I saw that! lol

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  6. Yikes! This post is making my skin crawl today lol

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  7. Creepy finds! Happy WW. I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  8. Eek! *runs and hides*

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Photo: Pink Hibiscus Flower

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  9. Me no likey snakes, rattlers especially. What is that other thing again? Scorpion? yikes.

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  10. Yikes, I would rather see that snake than the creepy scorpion!

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  11. Where I used to live in Georgia I had to watch for them. Not so much in Omaha, Nebraska were I live now.

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    1. My grandparents are from Omaha, and my grandmother says that she had to watch out for rattlesnakes. But that was in the 1920s.

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  12. I would be on the run Danielle! You got some good shots though. Thanks for hosting.

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  13. woooahhh! would hate to be neighbours with them too!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  14. Geeze, yeah, I would be on edge with those things around! Thanks for the linky! Have a great week!

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  15. Gahhh! That scorpion freaks me out!

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  16. Gross!!! Just gross. IDK that I could handle that...
    Tiffany

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  17. I hate snakes, spiders and scorpions....especially scorpions. What part of the Mojave Desert do you live? I grew up there and am about to go back. Lived on the base for a long time (Edwards), later moved to California City. Happy Wordless Wednesday! http://homemom3.com/wordless-wednesday-kindergarten-graduation/

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  18. I see you have the perfect balance - gorgeous terrain and cute little animals like foxes - and the other end of the spectrum, the creepy crawlers (and slithery ones, too)! :)

    Hickory Dickory Dock - the Cat Version

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  19. Eek! I hate snakes! We've had our run in with a few lately!

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  20. I'm sorry my friend, but if we are ever to meet it will NOT be at your house! DANG GIRL!!! AIN'T NO WAY I'D LIVE OUT THERE WITH THOSE ALIENS! ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Hugs & thanks for the linky!

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  21. EW!! I literally shivered. You are so brave to get close enough to take pictures!

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    1. I didn't even lean out of the window to take the picture of the snake, but I didn't take the shot of the scorpion. I stayed clear of him.

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  22. You have the best WW each week. Thanks for the great photos.

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  23. Dang, I'd be one scared chick if I saw either of those!

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  24. EW. We get a lot of snakes in our yard and even had one that got into our bulkhead once. They freak me out.

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  25. Pretty sure you'd have to scrape me off of the ceiling if the scorpion came out, even if it's harmless. ;)

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  26. such great photos, but I am not into much of creepy crawlers!

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  27. Yikes! I don't think I could get close enough to take a photo! Thanks for linking up with the (Not So) Wordless Wednesday Hop! Have a fabulous week!

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  28. Wow, that rattler is a big boy (or gal)! I lived in the Mojave for a time, and never saw one of those guys or scorpions. I did see tarantulas, desert iguanas, and horny toads. But then again, on the post there wasn't much habitation space for them.

    Great photos!

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  29. I don't think I would want to run into those critters! Have a terrific Wednesday.

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  30. My parents use to get copperheads in their garage and they would totally freak out. :)

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    1. The Mojave greens are aggressive. They will go after you if you disturb them. One ran after my husband while he was working. He had to jump into the bed of his truck. The darn sucker kept striking the truck bed and trying to find a way to get him. My hubby finally had to crawl into the truck and run him over. That rattlesnake did not want to give up!

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