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A new pipeline right of way, 6" of rain, and a large camp site along a creek that runs parallell to our old line makes a good day. Didn't find but one good Matamoros point, but more rain and a little erosion will bring the treaures to the top. Rattlebugs were out in force too. And yeah he is alive, just a little stunned that I let him actually survive. You can see the shock is his eyes.
The first pic. is just an idea on how many flakes and burnt rock are exposed at this site.
that looks like a 4footer or better fat snake thanks for letting him live not a lot of people would have let him live
Great pics! When you coming back through Houston?
Beautiful pics thanks for sharing.
Good show Te. How come you didn't lay a quarter down beside his head so we could judge his size? . Realistically, I think the person in that situation with a rattlesnake in front of him is in the best position to make the decision of what to do or not to do. Perhaps you and the rattlesnake were both in a good mood this time. Alot of people would not have been. It's not always easy to let a rattler go when it's on a property you frequent on a regular basis. I've done it. Just hope it's not a mistake.
Holy Cow! Nice point too! Hope it's good karma by not killing that snake!
Hey rgs, it'll be Sept. All the money we took from the Indians at the casino we had to give to Uncle Sam. Hmmm, that's kinda reversed isn't it? We're planning this time to stop in on the way up, so I'll give you a call in advance. I gotta give the Indians at the casino some money back, sure feel bad about leaving the Coushatta's broke.
I took that picture sitting in the truck, he was laying there in the middle of the road, thought he was already road kill, but he wasn't. I figured he was 4 mabbe 5 feet. There was a bigger one that I'd just passed, but he was headed to high ground in the weeds and by the time I stopped he was history.
I agree on the not killing everything you see.Some people are just ignorant.
You're right Tehuacana, looks like the points are gonna pop there for sure! Oh, and your either standing too close to the rattlebug,or you have a good zoom on your cam! Be careful out there T
Just a good zoom, he was about 5' from the truck. Zoomed in a little too close and didn't get the whole length though.
Very strange not a tongue from the rattler. Dead??? Bulge about 4 inches down from the head. Hit?
Nope, very much alive. He had his tongue out right before I took the picture. It was still cool enough that he wasn't too frisky. I should have taken more pic's but a land owner was coming up behind me and I didn't want to block the road. They caught up with me at the stop sign and ask why I didn't kill it. Would have if it had been agressive. The bulge was probably a brush rat for breakfast.
In certain areas they are way too thick. The area where this little puppy was sunbathing is one of those areas. The ranchers have tried for years to thin them out. I counted 5 drags within a hundred yards of this guy. That means there are 6 snakes 5' or better per 300'.