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Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by RowdyandMe » Oct 03 2015 4:04 pm

Man bitten while hiking South Mountain this morning waiting on more details
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Post by CannondaleKid » Oct 03 2015 5:39 pm

Widowmaker wrote:Man bitten while hiking South Mountain this morning waiting on more details
What is this, a tag line on the news? "Stay tuned for more details"
Bitten by a dog? a bee? a rattlesnake, another person?
C'mon, you're keeping me in suspense man...
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Post by RowdyandMe » Oct 03 2015 7:00 pm

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Rattlesnake this morning hiking
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Post by JasonCleghorn » Oct 03 2015 8:06 pm

I'd say 85% chance he was messing with it. The speckleds up there have ZERO interest in you. They are the tamest rattlesnakes that I have ever seen.
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Post by SpiderLegs » Oct 04 2015 6:20 am

Jason Cleghorn wrote:I'd say 85% chance he was messing with it. The speckleds up there have ZERO interest in you. They are the tamest rattlesnakes that I have ever seen.
We saw a speckled yesterday on South Mountain. Could not believe how mellow it was.

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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by RowdyandMe » Oct 04 2015 8:42 am

He could have wearing earbuds and not paying attention.
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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by chumley » Oct 04 2015 8:49 am

Ja vi elsker dette landet

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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by trekkin_gecko » Oct 04 2015 9:16 am

@chumley
this was the most detail I've found so far
the north side of south mountain is a pretty big area
heard it might have been on Mormon trail?
I was on Geronimo yesterday and the only clue of the commotion was a helicopter going over the eagle pass area
would like to see an accurate follow-up on the incident

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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by The_Eagle » Oct 04 2015 9:22 am

Every time I see a news story that includes

-> Helicopters
-> South Mountain
-> Man in his 50's

I fear for the Turtle.
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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by trekkin_gecko » Oct 04 2015 9:24 am

@The Eagle
I checked all the photos right away
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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by chumley » Oct 04 2015 9:27 am

The video of rescue crews was shot at the Mormon TH
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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by outdoor_lover » Oct 04 2015 11:34 am

Gosh, he looks familiar, but I just can't place him...Almost looks like a guy I've Canyoneered with....May not have been a Speckled. There are 4 Species up there at least. Speckled, Tiger, Black-tailed and Western Diamondback....Mormon Trail? My Money's on a Black-tailed. They seem to like that Area....
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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by DallinW » Oct 04 2015 4:40 pm

I was out doing National and Mormon Loop yesterday. But I was long gone by 10 a.m., so I didn't see any of the comotion. I've only had a single encounter with a rattler on SM, very brief and the guy slithered off before I got a real good look at him.

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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by Tough_Boots » Oct 05 2015 7:34 am

Outdoor Lover wrote:Almost looks like a guy I've Canyoneered with....
probably just the helmet ;)
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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by outdoor_lover » Oct 05 2015 10:33 am

@Tough_Boots
That's what I mean...I actually recognize Canyoneers' Faces better, when they have a Helmet on.....If they just show up somewhere without it, I may not recognize them.... :lol:
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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by Alston_Neal » Oct 05 2015 10:39 am

Anyone ask Gummo what the snakes' name is?
In Japan they say only old people and crazy people hike mountains...........yep


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Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Post by gummo » Oct 05 2015 2:41 pm

Alston Neal wrote:Anyone ask Gummo what the snakes' name is?
Little fact about me: I rarely find snakes at South Mtn. Everyone else seems to find them, even if they don't want to. I've only seen one blacktailed, one tiger rattler, and one night snake.

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