Sunday, July 23, 2006

Laguna Rattler


07/23/2006 @ 02:41:04 PM PDT
While in Southern California visiting friends and relatives this past weekend, I attended a religious festival in Laguna Canyon in south Orange County. Having lived in the Canyon a few years back, I know it's chock full of rattlesnakes, so I expected to come across one at some point. This young western rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus helleri) was found by a teenaged gal after she moved a small brush pile in an asphalt parking lot. The temperatures in California had been obscene all weekend, hitting 98 degrees at the beach, so all this snake wanted to do was stay out of the sun until it went down. I tried to tail it into a better photo position, but it was hard to reach and not cooperating, as is usually the case with rattlesnakes.

07/23/2006 @ 02:44:22 PM PDT

7 Comments:

At 5:36 AM, Blogger Jonesie said...

i love your blog. just amazing! Keep it up! I am down in Australia where we have a whole heap of snakes (and other creatures too of course) but we always steer clear of them, and i don't know of anyone who searches for them! Such an awesome thing you do!
Do you find them with ease? Or does it take alot of time and searching?

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger Danni Russian said...

Sweet Rattler!

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger jody said...

I am down in Australia where we have a whole heap of snakes

Send pictures! I'll post them here.

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger winnie said...

your blog is totally the best!!!

 
At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, i dont have an intrist in snakes, but i guess its ok. watever

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Mark said...

hi

 
At 4:39 AM, Blogger Sandy said...

just perfect but i got scared when i saw ratter

 

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