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Red Diamond Rattlesnake

Date: June 14, 2014 I encountered five rattlesnakes last year. This elder sprawled across a hiking path in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park that I was descending. I worked my way around him and took several shots with my zoom lens. I don’t believe in killing rattlesnakes. They eat rodents and rodents carry fleas which carry […]

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Climbing the Curb

Date: March 9, 2015 I found this Southern Pacific Rattlesnake sunning himself on the sidewalk. After a few minutes, he decided to move across the road. I helped him by waving cars off. When he got to the other side, he had this obstacle to surmount. I have to confess to a soft spot for […]

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