Rattlers shake up Indian Valley Campu...

Rattlers shake up Indian Valley Campus in Novato

There are 40 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Aug 24, 2010, titled Rattlers shake up Indian Valley Campus in Novato. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Several rattlesnakes have been nabbed after slithering around a Novato campus in recent days, prompting warnings to staff and students.

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contractor

Mill Valley, CA

#2 Aug 24, 2010
Lest anyone think the pros are joking see:
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/809808...

I ran into a rattler a few years ago at IVC
contractor

Mill Valley, CA

#3 Aug 24, 2010
wrong vermin, please pick up the next rattler you see...please.....
Agree

Grass Valley, CA

#4 Aug 24, 2010
wrong vermin wrote:
where ever they refer to "snakes" substitute "illegal alien".
Or Publin county officials!
Citizen Taxpayer

San Anselmo, CA

#5 Aug 24, 2010
If you have ever come across a large rattle snake on a trail you learned respect in a hurry. They are pretty fearsome.
IVC MA Student

Hayward, CA

#6 Aug 24, 2010
Evidently the rattlers hang out in drainage system
so maybe walk around the the drain covers instead
of over them. The creek is also a prime area. I am
sure that the kids area is well monitored.
FatFreddysCat

Novato, CA

#7 Aug 24, 2010
Can you blame anyone (even rattlers) from fleeing this sub-par community college?
Martin

Fairfax, CA

#8 Aug 24, 2010
I took two excellent classes in welding at IVC.
Movie Critic

San Jose, CA

#10 Aug 25, 2010
Snakes, planes and trains...all in Marin.
contractor

Mill Valley, CA

#11 Aug 25, 2010
FatFreddysCat wrote:
Can you blame anyone (even rattlers) from fleeing this sub-par community college?
Have you attended the college fatfreddy or has your venom reached your cerebral cortex? I graduated from there....great teachers, great classes and yes, I'm using my skills for work.
DZinMarin

San Rafael, CA

#13 Aug 25, 2010
Beautiful snakes, good eating too. Their skins also are quite useful, for various items. The tail rattle is just a nice bonus, for the display mantle.
Snake in the Grass

AOL

#14 Aug 25, 2010
Typical Marin thinking. Save the poor rattlers. What crazies! A few years ago Mill Valley was content to leave the coyotes alone ubtil some were seen stalking their precious children. As far as ranchers wanting them; they should read up on the life cycle of these creatures. They don't eat often enough to make a significant difference in the rodent population.

“"ERACISM in 2010"”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#15 Aug 25, 2010
Rattlesnakes like hot environments. Their increasing numbers are yet another sign of global warming. No on 23.

Since: Jan 09

Novato, CA

#17 Aug 25, 2010
That was a well written and comprehensive article. Interesting stuff.

College of Marin is actually a great CC, and IVC is a little hidden gem. The construction all around there has been annoying to deal with, but other than that...
Out Ofcontrolstate

San Rafael, CA

#18 Aug 25, 2010
Yep, IVC is a great place to learn. the real problem is not the crawling snakes, but the kind of 2 feet that they seem to encourage to come to college to get free money...but they usually only stay until the checks stop coming. they are worse than the snakes, but the IJ can make a story out of an oatmeal sandwich
Professional Bard

Santa Clara, CA

#19 Aug 25, 2010
wrong vermin wrote:
where ever they refer to "snakes" substitute "illegal alien".
Best Post Ever. Give this person a Happy Meal.

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#20 Aug 25, 2010
I'm sure if they come accross a nest of baby mice, they will eat them all. Pinky mice are darn small... and when I was raising mice for my snakes, whenever I would get too many, about a dozen or so pinkies could be consumed by one snake easily... they are quite small. But I would probably opt for cats if I had a roden issue... cats kill out of instinct and make great rodent control.
Snake in the Grass wrote:
Typical Marin thinking. Save the poor rattlers. What crazies! A few years ago Mill Valley was content to leave the coyotes alone ubtil some were seen stalking their precious children. As far as ranchers wanting them; they should read up on the life cycle of these creatures. They don't eat often enough to make a significant difference in the rodent population.

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#21 Aug 25, 2010
Jim, we had a really cold summer... to use a few day heat wave as indication is silly, and you know that too. I remember heat waves when I was a kid... I remember the biggest flood I ever saw here in Marin in 1981 or 1982... I still have pics somewhere of street signs in Novato with only about 2 feet of them still showing. I remember water coming out of the novato creek, into my grandmothers garage, and down into the road, which was a 2 foot high river. I remember a house my mom owned on Novato Blvd... or was it Center? Over by the Safeway shopping center... anyways, it had over 1 foot of water INSIDE it. I'm sure if that happened today, you would say again "Proof of global warming". Sometimes the weather throws us curve balls... instead of looking at each incident as evidence, let's just stick to the trends over time, backed by data.
Marin Jim wrote:
Rattlesnakes like hot environments. Their increasing numbers are yet another sign of global warming. No on 23.

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#22 Aug 25, 2010
I took a couple classes there... back in the day when Windows 2000 was really new. It was an evening class, so I can't really say what the school was like because it was pretty much a ghost town except for a couple classes. It's pretty around there though... i'll give it that. Kinda wish I could backtrack and go back to college full time.
contractor wrote:
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Have you attended the college fatfreddy or has your venom reached your cerebral cortex? I graduated from there....great teachers, great classes and yes, I'm using my skills for work.
True Justice

Fremont, CA

#23 Aug 25, 2010
Marin Jim wrote:
Rattlesnakes like hot environments. Their increasing numbers are yet another sign of global warming. No on 23.
Sorry, but being born and raised in the Sierra Nevada mountains you learn that at the end of summer, late August to Sept., the snakes come in. Into where people are, for water, food, etc. It's always been this way.It's hot and dry and they too need water and shade as well as heat.
Move to china

Burlingame, CA

#24 Aug 25, 2010
contractor wrote:
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you got that wrong mikesavage brain dead clone. I applauded the recent unlicensed contractor sting and I oppose the hiring of illegals in the trades. They're taking our jobs away in this industry and it's a fact jack.
Michael Savage is a great man and feels the same way. What's your problem?

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