Yeah, so that was a serious adrenaline rush but was also, as I love to say, quite poop inducing. Sweet story huh?
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Almost got some fangs
Three days in a row? I'm out of control. Quick story for you...last week I was riding my bike up this pretty steep hill,on a dirt road that gets little use. Big hill, therefore I was going slow. I was hugging the right side of the road, near the tall grass when out of nowhere a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake strikes at me. He raises about a foot or so off the ground, goes for my exposed leg and I as I'm looking down just a couple feet from the snake's face, I have a most excellent view of his open mouth and fangs going right for my knee. Holy shit. Yeah, HOLY SHIT. ..While he was in the process of striking (this whole scenario lasts just a few seconds of course), the rest of his body has come out of the grass, and I don't mean to but I have zero reaction time and I run over his tail. I felt bad about that, but in the end I didn't feel sweat it too much since if I hadn't, he for sure woulda sunk those bad boys fangs into my leg. After I hit his tail he got out of my way and seemed to be just fine. A Western Diamondback bit probably would have left me hurting pretty good, especially since the nearest hospital is an hour away...