This was the most photogenic of the 30 or 40 rattlers we saw on our trip out there.  Why are all rattlesnakes in foul moods?  This guy was about 2 ft long and actually chased me away from the base of this climb, I didn't think they were territorial but this guy was really pissed off that day. A smaller version crawled under my tarp and scared the crap out of me when he came cruising out from under.  A great place for herpetologists.
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Alan Searcy
Nov 25, 2006
This was the most photogenic of the 30 or 40 rattlers we saw on our trip out there. Why are all rattlesnakes in foul moods? This guy was about 2 ft long and actually chased me away from the base of this climb, I didn't think they were territorial but this guy was really pissed off that day. A smaller version crawled under my tarp and scared the crap out of me when he came cruising out from under. A great place for herpetologists.
timt
Wheat Ridge, CO
timt   Wheat Ridge, CO
Excellent picture. The snake is the midget-faded rattlesnake (Crotalus concolor for us herp dorks). They are quite "spunky" and will not hesitate to stand their ground. You did the smart thing by getting out of his way rather than try to move him. This species has a very potent venom! Nov 28, 2006
Sam Lightner, Jr.
Lander, WY
Sam Lightner, Jr.   Lander, WY
Nice venom glands. Sexy. May 5, 2008
cslice
Longmont, CO
cslice   Longmont, CO
Spawn of Satan!! Mar 29, 2014

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