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Old 07-10-19, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Timber Rattlesnake

My reputation as a snake lover/wrangler has spread through a lot of my wife's friends. One of them called last weekend and asked if I wanted to come get this timber rattlesnake before they killed it. Of course, I did.

I find these somewhat commonly in the wild and photograph them. They're one of my favorite snake species in the world.

Crotalus horridus



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Old 07-10-19, 12:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Beautiful. Glad you were able to save it.
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Wow.... that first photo in particular is just amazing.

You have become the "crazy snake person" in the neighboorhood, just like me ahahaha.
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Congrats! What a striking animal. Reptiles truly rule in their various splendors. Thanks for sharing this one.
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What a gorgeous animal! Thanks so much for saving it before it was killed.
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