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Rattlesnake Encounter
  [a hiker and snake meet on a road]


July 20, 2005

I was hiking last weekend in Elk State Forest in Pennsylvania with a friend. We encountered a timber rattlesnake on the road. I've never seen one before in my life, so it was kind of strange. But he saw or heard us when we were 10-15 feet away, started rattling, we heard it and backed off. Everyone was happy. Eventually, he moved on (it had started drizzling). Now, of course, there's the tendency to exaggerate. Of course I do it, but I wouldn't put it past snakes either. Hence today's sketch.

[Update] (Dec. 10, 2005) Here's what the snake really looked like. And a full size version of the photo. Thanks to Deepak for (finally) sending it.

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I tend to doodle. Over the years, I've accumulated lots of random sketches of things, sometimes people, sometimes things, and sometimes just abstract lines. The basic idea on these pages is for me to slowly scan in highlights from my collection of random quick doodles. I also am providing a place where I can explain what it is or what motivated it or perhaps some reason why I'm not to blame. With the sketches of people, their name may be hand-written, or there might be a talk title provided, but I will tend to avoid providing full names. I don't mind if people know who they are, I just don't want them coming up on search engine hits, since that might be a bit rude.

Note that the images are PNGs with transparency. Mozilla and Firefox properly render them. Safari too, I think. Internet Exporer doesn't. I don't care.
If you want to see the image without the annoying blue-lined background image, just click on the image.


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