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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2006, 09:03:28 PM »
I have yet to have anyone tell me what does chicken taste like? Eveyone compares everything to chicken, somebody compare chicken to something.  I like my chicken fried, tried rattler BBQed and Fried I am not sure I can compare it to anything.   :wink:

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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2006, 09:10:28 PM »
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Yes, I've had the rattlesnake cakes at Ocotillo....they were "OK" at best....and NO, they didn't taste like chicken! :?


Seems like everything "tastes like chicken".   we caught a bonnethead shark at San Luis Pass this weekend and my friend kept it to cook.  He says shark tastes more like chicken than fish.  

I figured rattlesnake wouldn't be that good.  How is the Ocotillo restaurant in general?  I guess we'd have to clean up and put on some fancy clothes to go in there.
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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2006, 09:15:48 PM »
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Quote from: "chisos_muse"

Yes, I've had the rattlesnake cakes at Ocotillo....they were "OK" at best....and NO, they didn't taste like chicken! :?


Seems like everything "tastes like chicken".   we caught a bonnethead shark at San Luis Pass this weekend and my friend kept it to cook.  He says shark tastes more like chicken than fish.  

I figured rattlesnake wouldn't be that good.  How is the Ocotillo restaurant in general?  I guess we'd have to clean up and put on some fancy clothes to go in there.



Not at all! (clean up)
Well, the last time I ate there was a few years back and that chef isn't there anymore....I WILL say that the food was good, but overpriced for what it was. They've prolly changed their menu a bit by now.

I will say that every time I've eaten at the Starlight it has been quite tasty! :D

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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2006, 09:21:08 PM »
Food has always been good, plenty of it, beer cold and I don't have to take out a loan to eat.  Basin also has good burger, not sure of prices as I seldom have eaten in basin except after hiking. Since I will be visiting Sept 1-4, and staying at basin, I suspect I will find out.
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PS: How are diesel fuel prices in park.
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« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2006, 09:18:23 AM »
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Great information from BIBEARCH.  I'm glad to hear y'all had good treatment and recoveries.  I didn't know the park had an ambulance service.  That brings up a good question:

If one of us is bitten at the park, what is the emergency number to call?  And where is the nearest hospital that has antivenom? This would be great information to carry with me on the next trip.


The main park phone number goes to an automated answering machine with the first option "..if this is an emergency, dial 9 now.."

During normal daytime hours, 8-5, the call will be directed to park dispatch. After hours, the call is directed to 911 in Alpine, who will in turn contact  someone either in the park or at Terlingua Medics.

Having occasion to use 911 recently to report an injury about 4 miles off pavement on Terlingua Ranch, I was duly impressed with the response time from Terlingua Medics. The 911 emergency system works fairly well when the response goes to an obvious well-known location. In this case,  I had to stand by and guide them to the location.

As Medic says, remember that it's 100 miles to the nearest hospital, and if they don't have antivenin on hand, its Fort Stockton or Midland/Odessa....

Don't get bit...

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« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2006, 03:28:09 PM »
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Great information from BIBEARCH.  I'm glad to hear y'all had good treatment and recoveries.  I didn't know the park had an ambulance service.  That brings up a good question:

If one of us is bitten at the park, what is the emergency number to call?  And where is the nearest hospital that has antivenom? This would be great information to carry with me on the next trip..


Call 911 for emergencies in the park. The Alpine hospital usually stocks the antivenom.
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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2006, 09:53:23 PM »
Thats good to know when your hiking buddy is as dumb as this...



I'll beat him over the head with my hiking stick before he attempts something like this again.  Maybe I should email him some of those gruesome pictures of swollen appendages before we head out on Aug 31.
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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2006, 10:04:23 PM »
man, if someone hiking with me pulled something like that, there is no doubt they'd get a good whack in the head from me.
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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2006, 10:08:53 PM »
That's Right PO the deadly reptile, then wonder why you got bit.  The remember the nearest hospital is ALPINE approximately 2 hours away filled with pain and agony. :shock:   [-X  Undertaker
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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2006, 11:26:01 PM »
That molesting the animals in the protected confines of the National Park and more especially BIBE is strictly prohibited.  

I guess I've got some really good hiking / camping buddies - as no one ever pulls any shit like that.  I did have one friend that wanted to chase a bear at BGWMA so I could get a picture, but I prevailed upon him that it wasn't a good idea.

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Do not feed park animals, including birds. Feeding animals is unhealthy for the animal and invites human/animal confrontations.
Protect the park by not possessing, destroying, injuring, defacing, removing, digging, or disturbing plants, animals, fossils, rocks, or artifacts.


I think that would be classified as disturbing that snake.

http://www.nps.gov/bibe/visit/campreg.htm

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« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2006, 07:58:18 AM »
Jeffy that's not good! :x
As a Junior Ranger of BIBE I must protest such action....Mebbe this pic should be deleted before Big Daddy's Leonard or Alex see it...

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« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2006, 08:12:25 AM »
Wow JeffB...I just showed your pictureto an uncle of mine who has cattle in the mountains....Said he had never seen somebody try to do that. It's just like seeing if the fire is hot... Don't let your buddy go out alone. :?
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« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2006, 08:35:43 AM »
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Thats good to know when your hiking buddy is as dumb as this...

I'll beat him over the head with my hiking stick before he attempts something like this again.  Maybe I should email him some of those gruesome pictures of swollen appendages before we head out on Aug 31.


On our own property outside the park, we usually try to capture and relocate rattlesnakes, but we certainly don't do it this way. Most incidents involving reptiles in this country are from inattention or blatant stupidity. I love walking in the desert under a full moon -- the desert takes on a singularly spectacular atmosphere. But, that's also when the little buggers like to lay out and wait for mice and other prey.

Don't get bit...
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« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2006, 01:13:07 PM »
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Jeffy that's not good! :x
As a Junior Ranger of BIBE I must protest such action....Mebbe this pic should be deleted before Big Daddy's Leonard or Alex see it...


You Get'em Ms. Kitty!  Show them your official badge!

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Re: Get Em.
« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2006, 05:52:44 PM »
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Quote from: "chisos_muse"
Jeffy that's not good! :x
As a Junior Ranger of BIBE I must protest such action....Mebbe this pic should be deleted before Big Daddy's Leonard or Alex see it...


You Get'em Ms. Kitty!  Show them your official badge!


All kidding aside, I take that little badge quite seriously. It's probably the closest I'll ever come to being an NPS employee in BIBE. Unfortunately I've had a late start in fulfilling my passions, with the exception of two amazing children and the wonderful man I share my life with now.. :D

I am not perfect, and have broken my share of rules in life, but that park and it's surrounding land are quite precious to me. I don't like to see things tampered with in a negative way, and when I'm there, I really do feel that it is MY responsibility to preserve and protect for all....

PLEASE, respect the land and animals, don't speed, don't deface anything and don't leave food or dirty dishes /trash laying about!  8)

Off the soapbox now..... :oops:

 


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