Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Prairie Rattler


At least... I think that's what kind it was. We found this right under my daughter's window next to the house. At first glance I thought it was a gopher snake... at second glance I knew better. It was obviously a rattle snake.

It didn't rattle, though, until after I'd got it all the way into a bucket. Where was the warning rattle? That was more nervous making than anything. Would a young snake like this rattle before striking?

The picture was taken after we released it in the park.

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