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Post by ahamacav » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:14 pm

greatbasinguide wrote:I hope ya'll carry the Sawyer Extractor Kit, not the little rubber thingie everyone used to have, but the extractor kit. it locks a suction on the bite and has different sizes for different critters, supposed to work on mosquito and bee stings also.

A friends dog was bitten. The dog laid down in the cold creek for the day. Then was fine.

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I had heard those weren't all that great, at least in case of snake bite. Mainly, the advice was to stay calm and get to help.

Interesting concept being reusable- like, "dnam, that keeps happening!"

Ever use one for bug bites?

When I first moved up here one of my friends had a neighbor with a collie that had been bitten by snakes at least two differnt times. Suzie was a pretty tough dog. Heard she just went and laid in the shade under the trailer until she got better.
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Post by Scott » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:24 pm

There was a thread here a while back on the topic of snakebite first aid, I remember looking into Sawyer extractors and finding that they were not very effective. Can't remember the source now, but at the time I found the information credible.

I've never heard of cold water as a remedy, although it might help slow the spread of the venom a little.

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Post by Albin » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:12 am

Found this little guy at Inyo Mine on July 13 this last summer:

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More pics of that day's trip here, including more of the rattlesnake: http://www.rocketcityrockcrawlers.com/p ... /index.htm

What kind of rattlesnake is this?

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Post by Candace_66 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:00 pm

... At China Gardens, there is a pond, which contains a large number of Koi, obviously not native!
:lol: Are you serious?! I'd love to see that! Are they still there, do you know?

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Post by RL » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:08 pm

Al, That looks like a Panamint Rattler to me--

Crotalus mitchellii (Cope, 1861)
Speckled rattlesnake; Panamint speckled rattlesnake; Southwestern speckled rattlesnake; Caudisona mitchellii

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Post by Older Fossil » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:03 am

Candace_66 wrote:
... At China Gardens, there is a pond, which contains a large number of Koi, obviously not native!
:lol: Are you serious?! I'd love to see that! Are they still there, do you know?
They are more like common goldfish than the large japanese koi. But they've been there every time we've been by there (last time this past New Year's). It's just a short side trip off the old road between Darwin and PSR.

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Post by Albin » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:10 am

RL wrote:Al, That looks like a Panamint Rattler to me--

Crotalus mitchellii (Cope, 1861)
Speckled rattlesnake; Panamint speckled rattlesnake; Southwestern speckled rattlesnake; Caudisona mitchellii

Google Images has lots of pics
Sounds like you're right, note the color and the bumps above the eyes:

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From here: http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_q ... +0408+1687

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Post by Candace_66 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:31 pm

Older Fossil wrote: They are more like common goldfish than the large japanese koi. But they've been there every time we've been by there (last time this past New Year's). It's just a short side trip off the old road between Darwin and PSR.

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I see! But even some smaller goldfish would be fun to see up there. Maybe I could fool someone into believing they're rare, endangered pupfish! ;-)

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Post by David_Bricker » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:20 pm

OK, pictures being worth a thousand words, or something along those lines:

The trees under which the pool is located:

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The Fish in question:

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I would say the fish are about 3-6 inches in length. There are a variety of colors, similar to Koi, but as Older Fossil says, they are much smaller. There are probably 30-40 of them. We have Koi in our pond, (which Older Fossil has seen :-) ), and they range from 20-30 inches in length.

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Post by Candace_66 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:26 pm

Thanks for the pics. Yes, definitely not koi! But I still think it's funny that someone put them in there. Or at least I'm pretty sure they're not a native species. ;-)

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Post by ahamacav » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:31 am

RL wrote:Al, That looks like a Panamint Rattler to me--

Crotalus mitchellii (Cope, 1861)
Speckled rattlesnake; Panamint speckled rattlesnake; Southwestern speckled rattlesnake; Caudisona mitchellii

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Post by RL » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:30 pm

ahamacav wrote: You live!
I surface now and then :lol:

Been real busy going back and forth from SoCAl to central Nevada.. Have not been treking and have not been shooting images.

But I was in a Brew pub in Philly last night when they won the Series. OMG....

Back in LA this afternoon.. Busy times
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Post by ahamacav » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:20 am

RL wrote:
ahamacav wrote: You live!
I surface now and then :lol:

Been real busy going back and forth from SoCAl to central Nevada.. Have not been treking and have not been shooting images.

But I was in a Brew pub in Philly last night when they won the Series. OMG....

Back in LA this afternoon.. Busy times
Well cool. I've been spending more time in the desert, but not so much DV. Maybe next month. Anyway, good to see you drop by.
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Post by stan » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:56 pm

China Gardens, a cool place indeed......

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