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.