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Old 04-19-2016, 01:20 PM   #1
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Rattlesnakes!

I just watched a pair of rattlesnakes humping away like there's no tomorrow. I could only see about 8" of the tail ends of both of them, since their forward sections were inside a galvanized drainage ditch. One of them had 12 buttons on its rattle. The other had 8 or so.

And all this entertainment only 20' away from my trailer! I took a lot of pics, and will post some here later. And to think I was planning on hiking through the sagebrush up to the top of the hill behind my campsite. Glad I'm lazy!
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What side of the mountains do you live on? I am on the wet side and have never seen a rattler, although I understand they are around.
We did see a baby sidewinder in eastern California a couple years ago.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:44 PM   #3
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This is the time of year here in Az when the Diamondbacks come out to sun themselves...the snake kind not the baseball kind

Also scorpions.
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What side of the mountains do you live on? I am on the wet side and have never seen a rattler, although I understand they are around.
We did see a baby sidewinder in eastern California a couple years ago.
I'm camping near the dam at Banks Lake right now. The rattlesnakes are evidently using the drain culvert as a den. Bet there's more than two in there!
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Rattlesnake Pictures

Here are a few pics of my snake encounter.
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More Rattlesnake Pictures!

More Western Rattlesnake Pictures...
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They're making babies!
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Get a shovel and make it a two fer.
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I'm with Norty!!! Are the protected? I'd have a real hard time not making it a 2fer!!
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I guess I could've gotten a nice belt and hatband out of the deal! But nah, they weren't bothering me, so I just enjoyed watching them. Anyway, I didn't feel like skinning and gutting a pair of snakes, even if rattlesnake tastes pretty good.
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