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Great picture, there, Bobcat! How in the world do you manage to find all these snakes? I have seen one rattlesnake out in Big Bend. We were on the Lost Mine Trail and had just gotten up to the ridge (where you can see into Juniper Canyon). As we continued on, there was a rattler, just very slowly crossing the trail about 10 feet in front of us. We stopped. He continued his trek across the trail into the brush. We continued our hike and a good time was had by all, including the snake, I hope!
Just curious....is your interest in snakes and photographing them related to your vocation, or is it an avocation of yours? I
Saw in the paper on Saturday/Friday sometime that the Sweetwater roundup was underway and that they caught x number of tons of rattlers and that Texas Aggieland A&M says it represents only about 1% of the rattlers in Texas each year - yikes - that's a heck of a lot of rattlers. Want to have fun with your camping buddy? Get a plastic rattle snake, put it in the cooler to get it nice and cold, then at bed time put it in their sleeping bag just before they turn in! (With Friends Like Me, Who Needs Enemies).
I am intending to get at least a few rattler images next weekend, weather permitting. Will be attending Rattlesnake Races at Old San Patricio. Anyone want to come along and be the jockey?
yet another fine example of your great work!
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