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Screaming Like A Little Girl

by RL Policar
So there I was mountain biking my usual Thursday night ride at the Fullerton Loop. As I was approaching Laguna Lake, I noticed something  really weird. First I said to myself, “dang that’s a huge piece of poop!” But then this poop started to move! I quickly realized that it wasn’t poop, it was a rattlesnake!

As I tried to move out of its way my front tire slipped causing it to hit the rattler and making me fall off my bike. By that time I’m screaming like a little girl trying to get away from it. It started to shake its rattle, but as soon as it did, I was able to gain footing and pedal away as fast as I can.
Man that has to be one of the scariest things that has happend to me while bike riding.
What about you? Any stories of dogs, people, cars or…whatever?
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10 Responses to “Screaming Like A Little Girl”

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  2. Little Willie says:

    RL (just like it sounds), that’s not the first time we, here at work, heard you scream like a little girl. The time you dropped the “In n Out” hamburger on you pretty pink shirt you let out a good little scream.

  3. Sgt Chad says:

    EVERY time I went riding in the woods last summer, I ran across a Cottonmouth on the trail, but I never ran over one. On one occasion, a young black bear and I nearly scared each other to death.

  4. Charles says:

    Hey Favorite Daughter. Thanks for giving your Dad those screaming lessons.

    Nothing making me scream yet. Usually I figure what it is when it’s too late to scream. Excepting the one time I saw that box of nails that had fallen of a truck.

  5. Hi Dad! This is your favorite daughter ,next time yousee a rattlesnake,please, stay away from it!

  6. Lani says:

    A rattlesnake?!? Yikes!!! I’m glad to hear that even though you screamed louder than how your girls would have screamed, you still pedalled away safely.

  7. eddy says:

    In spite of the well-known compact we’re supposed to have with them, I once ran over a pigeon in Central Park. I wasn’t even going that fast. It was probably one of those slow-witted junkie pigeons.

  8. Chris says:

    I almost hit a groundhog yesterday, but he would’ve just been a harmless speedbump. I saw one dead squirrel and one dead cat, though!

    Ahh, nature at its best!

  9. I thought my ride to work could be scary but I have to admit a snake is a new one on me.

    I recently started video blogging my cycle commute across Shanghai (

    There IS a potential snake hazard here as they occasionally escape from restaurants :_)

  10. Randy says:

    That I must admit is a scary situation. But just imagine if it was a giant pile of poop and you run over it causing you to fall. FRIGHTENING! Glad to hear that your OK though Lil Bro.

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