Thursday, November 12, 2015

A rattlesnake encounter

So exciting!  

A snake - and not just any snake but a really big Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake - was stretched across the driveway when I came home.  

Of course, as soon as I saw it I stopped the car, reached for my camera and began taking pictures.

The rattlesnake turned toward me and took a good look....

...before deciding to turn around and slither back through the bamboo hedge into the woods.  
Below is a short video I took of the snake just before it disappeared back into the forest. 

In the 23 years we have lived on our property, this is only the third time a huge rattler has made an appearance.  Many might find such an encounter terrifying but to me it was thrilling. What a privilege and treat it was to see such a beautiful and large creature.  

So exciting! 

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