Anybody Want a Kiss from this Little Guy?

May 1, 2014 · 21 comments

snake

Thanks to Kayla Larson for this photo, which was taken off Kirker Pass on Wednesday night.

1 Marissa May 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Love this picture…I would dare that bite; just poke a stick at it, or if you have bad KARMA, it will bite you anyway.

2 PUH-LEEZ May 1, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Total Corn snake …

3 Triple Canopy May 1, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Hmmmmm……. reminds me of my ex-girlfriend.

4 Tickle Me Elmo May 1, 2014 at 3:03 PM

What a tongue!

5 Michelle May 1, 2014 at 3:17 PM

I said this a while ago, when there is a fire the snakes will come out. period.

6 Bob Brittain May 1, 2014 at 3:58 PM

These guys don’t even coil up when I walk by – I tell them to just keep stretching out to enjoy their sunbath. Maximum strike distance is 1/3 of body length, so stay several feet away and you’re OK. The main advice from park rangers is to watch where you put your feet and where you put your hands when on the trail. Oh, and it’s a good reason to keep your dog on a leash; they like to stick their noses into holes to smell things – sometimes there’s a rattler there.

7 Michelle May 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I passed by one, and it didn’t coil at all.

8 Atticus Thraxx May 1, 2014 at 5:32 PM

As designs for stealth and stalking go, rattlesnake is hard to beat. How cool.

9 MrDuckyWucky May 1, 2014 at 6:06 PM

it simply wants a kiss on the nose.

10 FRANCIS BARKER May 1, 2014 at 7:09 PM

I would dare anyone to pick up one of these snakes with there bare hands!!!!!

11 Sgt. Hulka May 1, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Lighten up Francis

12 Mark Trail May 1, 2014 at 9:29 PM

My friends at Rossmore report that a dog was recently bitten, and that the Rattlers are even found on sidewalks on warm nights.

13 Rev. Wrattler May 1, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Thank goodness for this hot weather, we almost ran out of rattlesnakes to handle at the Saturday night Church service!

14 Rattler May 1, 2014 at 10:37 PM

i still see you. ….

15 Rattler May 1, 2014 at 10:38 PM

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSssssssssssss

16 Anon May 1, 2014 at 10:47 PM

What a healthy little rattler. I hope it eats many rodents in its day!

17 Suzanne May 2, 2014 at 6:39 AM

Anon, all rattlers eat mice and rats.

18 Walnut Creek Resident May 2, 2014 at 9:02 AM

This is why I am afraid to hike up on Lime Ridge or any place in the grass.
Those rattlesnakes are here to stay. Nice photo! Hope you were using your zoom lens!!

19 jtkatec @ #2 May 2, 2014 at 9:37 AM

I think you have that wrong. I believe that’s the Claycord otter.

20 Veronica May 2, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Rev. Wrattler,
Glad you didn’t run out of rattlers to handle; service would have run amuck if someone put their hands into an empty container while you’re preaaching.

21 nytemuvr May 2, 2014 at 1:38 PM

What a cutie, looks as though he just shed his skin.

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