Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Timber Rattlesnake Accidents

Well, not quite, but barely! See the pile of black timber rattlesnakes? That’s what I saw too.

timber rattlesnake den

What I didn’t see was the big yellow-phase timber right where I just about put my hand! Yikes. I saw him just before it was too late.



Yes, that would have hurt.

And, here’s a closer shot of the black timbers, minus 2 that disappeared before I could get a shot.



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5 Responses to “Timber Rattlesnake Accidents”

  1. WRS says:

    Hi Brian! Just wanted to say that a friend sent me an imagur link to all your pretty little Atroxies. SO nice to find someone else who loves rattlesnakes. I always say that photographing rattlesnakes is like having the ugliest grandchild in the world — I take hundreds of photos and I think they’re adorable, and I want to show them to everyone — but no one else really wants to look at them! 😉

  2. Bryan says:

    Hey thanks for looking! Do you post your photos anywhere? I’d love to see them.

  3. WRS says:

    Lat week, I’d have said no, because I’m not into blogging or social networking, but as of last week, I’ve started putting a few here:

    Only a couple of rattleys up so far (I’m trying to fool them into thinking I’m a well-balanced photographer!) but I’ll put a few more up nest week.

  4. Bryan says:

    Thanks for the link. I really like the lighting in the rattlesnake shots, partly in and out of light. Whereabouts are these taken?

  5. WRS says:

    They were all taken on dens near Vantage, WA. Now that I’m doing a lot of rescue work, I occasionally photograph a snake we’re rescuing, but most of those shots aren’t worth much – stressed out snakes behaving like stressed out snakes, ya know? Thanks for the kind words about my photos!


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