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    Default Brooks Range Sand Snakes !!!!!

    Please be aware of Sand snakes in the Brooks Range !!!!
    This is a picture of one taken last year on our Fly In Float Hunt , nasty .
    We survived .

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    Aren't those in the same family as Snow Snakes?

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    Glad you made it!

    Looks like those sand snakes would burn hot enough to cook dinner over.

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    Are you sure that wasn't a Brooks Range River Turtle? They look similar to the sand snakes at the head. I could almost see his flipper marks in the sand, which made me think turtle.

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    Oooo yeah. And I hear those river turtles have a nasty bite.

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    Bout as bad as the ice worms...I hear if you sit on a Glacier they can crawl up your icehole....
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    Sand snakes are very deadly. They travel in pairs. Their meathod of attack is to wrap around your leggs and knock you down. once you are on the ground one of the snakes packs you full of sand. It is a very long and painful death. The only cure is to carry a very strong laxative.

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    LMOAO I wonder how many will believe this and start the long lived gossip of the "famed" Alaskan Sand mossican..
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowcamoman View Post
    Are you sure that wasn't a Brooks Range River Turtle? They look similar to the sand snakes at the head. I could almost see his flipper marks in the sand, which made me think turtle.
    snowcamoman

    I almost made that same conclusion when I seen the so called flipper marks .I was reaching for it thinking Brooks Range River Turtle but the dead give away is the three nose holes !! As one should know all Brooks Range sand snakes are in the Pit Viper class thus the three nose holes .
    Two holes are for smelling and the third one is where it spits Deadly Venom from ask me how I know ???
    Like I said early on both my wife and I were very lucky to escape without harm although the dreams are another issue !!!

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    I wood be very careful around this one...
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    I heard the loch ness monster has spawned some young that traveled around the horn to areas far north. Could be?........

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    LOL.. there are no known snakes that live in Alaska. The climate is to cold although there have been unsubstantiated reports of garter snakes over the years (supposedly entering from Canada in the southeast). Sorry to put an end to the fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskanOutdoorsman View Post
    LOL.. there are no known snakes that live in Alaska. The climate is to cold although there have been unsubstantiated reports of garter snakes over the years (supposedly entering from Canada in the southeast). Sorry to put an end to the fun.
    Fish ON! I think he's a big 'un!



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    after swimming around and watching all those baited hooks I just had to take a nibble...
    "He should have been packing a more powerful gun...you have to be a very good shot or very lucky to stop a brown bear with a .357 Magnum." - Rick Sinnott, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist after a double attack by a grizzly.

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    M R snakes
    M R not
    O S A R
    C M B D eyes?
    L I B! M R snakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkak View Post
    M R snakes
    M R not
    O S A R
    C M B D eyes?
    L I B! M R snakes
    Someone has WAY too much time on their hands...

    :-)

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