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Apr 14, 2009 03:02 |  #1

So I was walking in Sycamore Groove Park here in Livermore with my fiancee and her friend, shooting pics, and we literally almost stepped on this bad boy in the short grass! It was probably about 5-6 inches long and very difficult to spot. I've seen quite a few rattlers in this area, but none of us have ever seen a baby. Apparently the baby rattlers are the most dangerous because they cannot control their venom dose. And at this size, their rattle doesn't even make a noise yet, so be careful! In a couple of these pics, it was actually "rattling" but we couldn't hear a thing.


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Apr 14, 2009 03:30 |  #2

Nice shots...looks ready to strike.

I happened to come across a 4' western diamondback several weeks ago but he didn't "pose" for me. He just wanted to get away from me as fast as he could.


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Apr 14, 2009 06:48 |  #3

Ah I hate snakes but pictures are very very good :)


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Apr 14, 2009 12:10 |  #4

It's nice to see one on lush, green vegetation. I find a few dozen each year, but I only see them in rocks and on gravel or dirt roads. I like the contrast that the vegetation gives.


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Apr 15, 2009 13:05 |  #5

Wow, more great shots of an awesome looking snake. Well done Chris!!




  
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Apr 16, 2009 14:11 |  #6

Baby Rattlers venom is the same strength as an adults venom so don't let it bite you ! Only difference is the amount of venom between a baby and adult they project in it's victim .




  
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Apr 16, 2009 14:18 |  #7

wow scary stuff ... did well to keep ur nerve...
dont see any macro shots of it tho..


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Apr 16, 2009 14:21 |  #8

Wow
Great shots. Glad no one was injured.


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Apr 16, 2009 14:23 |  #9

johnathan wrote in post #7743932 (external link)
Wow
Great shots. Glad no one was injured.

not everyday u can say that in these forums ^


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Apr 22, 2009 16:43 |  #10

Wow, interesting shots...beautiful :)


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