Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Snake

B and I spotted this diamondback rattler at the same time. We stopped and watched it cross the road.

We did NOT get out of the truck. The new camera has a nice zoom.

A small truck came barreling through and straddled the snake as it coiled and lifted its head and about a foot of its body. I got excited and missed that shot, pushing  all the wrong buttons on my new camera!

After that, it slowly moved on.

Looking at the picture, we think there are four rattles and a button and that sounds about right for the four feet of length that B estimated. But, goodness, it was thick!

Once it was on the grass, it disappeared entirely.

1 comment:

wlh said...

I love Rattlesnakes.