Originally Posted by Panhead
Ah Quartzsite, the garden spot of Arizona and home of some of the crookedest politicians on the planet. Went there once spent a month there one day and that was enough for me.
I didn't see any gardens... but from reading the local news, yeah, politics there are... complicated.
Clayton, that looks like a Mojave Green Rattler, the most poisonious of the North American pit vipers. It's venom affects the blood (as all other pit vipers' venom does) plus it affects the nervous system, causing paralysis. Nasty critters, but I bet they taste good when deep fried.
Clutch, sorry I missed visiting you last year. I got involved in metal detecting for gold nuggets. Didn't find any, but tried. Gonna give it another shot, plus I'm thinking about buying a drywasher to see if I can get gold that way.
And I made a mistake. Not three weeks, but a month and three weeks. I'll give 2 weeks notice tomorrow at my job. Need to give my rv park notice, and get myself back onto Obamacare, which will probably take several weeks.
Desert, here I come! If I get there early enough, maybe I'll be able to dine on some crispy fried rattler! Unless they are a protected species in AZ. If so, I'll just take a picture.