- snake scare
i was riding up the taff trail in cardiff this morning, when i came round a corner looked at the track ahead and i nearly ran over a snake, it was about 3 foot long and quite thin, the colour was light brown and green, anyone know what kind of snake it was, im thinking probably a small adder, anyway it woke me up, stopped to take a pic on my camera phone, but it soon slithered off into the undergrowth, must of been the warm weather, suning itself on the path,also just as i carried on there was a group of school kids doing a nature walk, just aswell they didnt get there before me, they would of found something they werent expecting, nice to see thoughPosted 4 years ago2hottieMember
I was thinking it was a “proper snake scare” too.
4 feet away from a baby eastern Brown snake! It was lots of nervous giggling after that! brown pants moment as the small ones are worse! No venom control so you get everything it has!!
Riding in Aus, you never know what’s around the next corner..Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
4 feet away from a baby eastern Brown snake!
My brown was in Eagle park, thought it was a stick…. I stopped hard as it stood up and made it’s point…
Wasn’t really riding that well after that
Previous time we were over we thought that Tassie had black snakes, turns out the tigers are just black over here. Saw loads up in the hills and got far too close to some thinking they were the easy going ones…
I seem to have seen more in 12 months than some of the locals have ever 🙁Posted 4 years agozokesMember
Not riding, but walking in Victoria, very nearly fell victim to the tenet of:
First one wakes it
Second one pisses it off
Third one gets bitten
Boy was it a very pissed off tiger snake, and I was a good two hours from the car, that in itself being a good two+ hours over very rough 4wd country to get to anything approaching civilization.Posted 4 years agopihaSubscriber
Another Cobra moment……
Cobra appears at about 19 seconds. Happened when we followed a young cow down a trail in Kerala, the cow turned off the trail and as we continued down, the Cobra appeared out of the wall.Posted 4 years agopihaSubscriber
Forgot to add my 2 UK snake experiences from last year….
Doing the SDW we rode past a splendidly coloured adder as it sunned (in the 30 seconds of sun we had that day) itself on the trail and riding at Swinley I saw a large adder swimming across a big pond, twas good to see.Posted 4 years agosteviecaptMember
i once saw a guy flyfishing at my local lake watched as he brought in as he thought an eel as he got it closer i could see it was in fact an adder, funny to see that fisherman soon change from trying to catch a fish to trying to loose it lol, ps my story bove fails into comparison to some of the stories from abroad, mind you glad we dont have those types of snakes in this country, as with all the bikng n fishing ive done in outer the way places i would of surely been bitten by nowPosted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Desending a road in Spain a couple of years ago, doing about 40mph (road bike) and up ahead I saw what I thought was a slight crack in the tarmac. Adjusted course slightly to take me to the right of the crack when suddenly the crack woke up and shot across the road towards where I was heading.
It wasn’t a crack, it was a 3ft long silvery-grey snake and it moved like greased lightning. 😯
I adjusted course back to the left and missed it. Highest heart rate I’ve ever had on a descent from that point!Posted 4 years ago
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