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LouB747
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Girl Scouts

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OK, so my daughter is either a Girl Scout or a Daisy, I can't remember which. Anyways, they had an outing at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands yesterday. I decided to meet up with the group with the plan of bringing and hiding a king snake shed near the path in hopes of the girls discovering it. As I walked ahead about 50 ft to place the shed, I saw a huge gopher snake in the chaparral. Forget the shed, let's show them a snake!

This guy had a few areas with a stripe.

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He was easily 5 foot.

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Showing the troop. They all got to touch it. The moms stayed back.

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A few minutes later my son spots a Helleri on the trail. I don't think the mothers were too excited about the rattler.

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I showed them how the rattler wasn't interested in them and how it just wanted to move away and hide.

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Anyways, it was cool to be able to show the kids two similar looking snakes within a few minutes. I believe it was the highlight of the trip.

Lou and Chance

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Lots of smiles and a snake. You can't beat that.

Good job spreading the good word.

Dave

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A gaggle of giggling young girls, and handsome big brother Chance flexing and wrestling a giant snake ..... how could it get any better than that? lol

Chance has really grown since the last time I saw him. I guess it was a few years ago.

Good going Lou, and nice photos.

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Kent VanSooy
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Great stuff Lou! You and your son probably created a bunch of converts, in one fell swoop!

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Good stuff, Lou. Great finds. Kudos to you and your son for educating them about their environment.

reako45

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That is a great place ..

:)

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Very Cool Lou... :thumb:

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Helleri
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...that has to be worth a discount on thin mints.

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Thanks guys. Yeah, thin mint discount! I'll see how that goes.

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Careful they are executives in training you might leave the table paying more.

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The pic of your son showing the troop a gopher snake is priceless ... GREAT shot :)

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