Saturday, March 27, 2010


Here's the first little one I've seen this spring - apparently run over, squashed and drying... but you have to remember they hatch in batches and where's there's baby there's mama. This one looks benign, but there are others with nasty fangs to be avoided. A hint - watch out if you plan to take pictures of babies laying in bluebonnets. Remind the kids... snakes are part of life here. Be careful. Look before you thrust your hand into somewhere you can't see.

As cold blooded, they will seek warmth from garages, rocks, and maybe even porches in the evenings and nights.

Also know that baby rattlers have no rattle but do have a full dose of venom.

Like some politicians.

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