Here’s a little, baby Western Diamondback Rattlesnake that we released to a new home, captured by my rattlesnake relocation service. He’s just a little guy, but as you can see, he knows how to take care of himself.
Tags: Crotalus atrox, Diamondback, Relocation, snake rescue
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I know they pack a punch too but they are SO cute!
He’s a beauty. Looks just as colorful as the (DOR, sadly) Diamondback I saw the other night. I saved the skin because it was so pretty, and the 2 segment rattle was still intact.
I found it road cruising after I let the Gopher Snake go. (I never saw a Gopher Snake react in fear to a mouse, but this one did. As a result, I couldn’t keep it, so I let it go where I caught it.) Anyway, I saw seven more snakes, five DOR, and two still healthy. There was the aforementioned Diamondback, two Speckled Rattlers, two Sidewinders, a Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake, and a Cal King. Only one Speckled and one Sidewinder was alive. A productive night, but a sad one for all the dead ones.
You chose a good spot to release him–he blends in very well. Great shot, too, nice vignetting around the edges!
Ya, it always is sad to see the dead ones, especially (to me) the big old snakes that have lived a hell of a life, and that’s how they end up.
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