Originally Posted by dear_abby
SW - I can't imagine the place you're running, I'm really a city girl, rattler? On the path? yikes!
LOL...yeah, its the 2nd snake I've seen this summer and it was kinda big in my opinion, it was laid out in the shade on top of the levee,but as long as your not stepping on top of it, your ok
I'll try to post a pic of the area, its a very popular place for recreation, we just had the Eppies Great Race last weekend (triathlon),that's my goal for next year is to enter the Ironman for that race.
I run along the levee that also has a bike trail the follows the American River - basically a nature reserve in an urban setting so there is a mix of "creatures" at all times. The scariest is when I saw mountain lion in the tall grass while I was biking thru the horse trails to my favorite fishing hole- needless to say, I got out of the area very quickly
Link to some photos of the area: