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A most stunning serpent
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Published: July 2, 2008
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All together class......

:faint:
Isn't is astounding? Thank god for zoom lenses.
Though there is that temptation to just pet it.... hmmm, maybe not...
It was totally calm and polite, and even after the boys nearly trampled it and then gave it the long-stick poke, it gave a warning buzz, then went back to it's bunker.

So, hopefully we'll just all exist together and not accidentally hurt the other.


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SONY
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CYBERSHOT
Shutter Speed
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Focal Length
49 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Jul 2, 2008, 7:40:04 AM
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kedaousadamaa's avatar
kedaousadamaa|Student General Artist
its so cute X333 i wanna pet it XD althow i dun wanna get bit X3
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InKibus|Professional General Artist
Same here, I just want to reach out and feel those scales!
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Miss-Minerva-Sage's avatar
There were lots of rattlers where I grew up - they are pretty mellow and very beautiful. I love the viper shaped head. This one has lovely markings!
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InKibus|Professional General Artist
That head is awesome, there is something dragon-like to behold. And MOST rattlesnakes I've ever met are just mellow fat dragons that want to be left alone, not monsters. :nod:
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Miss-Minerva-Sage's avatar
I love snakes - I think they are SO beautiful! :heart: I've often thought of having one as a pet.

We have a bunch in our yard that I am always trying to catch but they are fast little buggers! There are just loads of super dark brown (like bark colored) garter snakes in our back yard, and I go "where ARE you little sneaky snakes???" but they just slip away from me. :frustrated:

My old cat is fascinated by them - he's never been an outside cat so he's never seen anything like that before and he hardly knows what to do with himself. lol He bats at them as they wind around and slither away from him and then he looks at me and me-yowls like I let it get away! :laughing: But he never actually hurts them and they definitely don't hurt him. Besides, they are masters of camouflage and I know we only see a small percentage of them - they nest in our yard each winter. :aww:
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Wow. Those are some amazing colors, and that is one big, fat, healthy looking snake. ^_^
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InKibus|Professional General Artist
It has been spotted for several years, and there are at a least a dozen layers of rattle-segements on the tail.
So it's older, and very healthy.
And since it hasn't bothered us, we're putting up a warning sign so no one will kill it. :nod:
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good plan. It would be a pity if someone killed it.
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AndyIomoon|Professional Traditional Artist
What a magnificent specimen!
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InKibus|Professional General Artist
It most certainly was, one of the most colorful I have ever seen. :nod:
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skiesofchaos|Professional Photographer
Definitely one truly polite rattler. :)
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InKibus|Professional General Artist
Very very polite, and he's getting his own sign to warn other he's a polite fellow, just don't step on him. :) I know, i know, so many people get bitten and are scared, and i pray that I never get bitten in my life.
But everyone finds it their duty to kill every rattlesnake that meet. This one has been here for years, so I think we can try and co-exist. ;)
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skiesofchaos|Professional Photographer
Nods, I have come across timber rattlers in the forest, even had them crawl across my boot, just stayed quiet and let them go on their way. :)
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Polite rattlesnakes. :: snerk :: Brilliant, Inki.
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InKibus|Professional General Artist
He was polite. :nod: Most rattlesnakes don't want trouble at all, they are just so well camoflauged people walk on them and scare tham.
This one tolerated nearly being stepped on, and sat there like a beauty for me. :D
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Angel-or-Phantom's avatar
Must be an Oxford trained Rattlesnake.
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InKibus|Professional General Artist
:lmao:
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Civilisedwookie's avatar
Nature is fucking awesome!
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InKibus|Professional General Artist
It most certainly is! :headbang:
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SilverDragonwolf|Hobbyist General Artist
such a beauty, are you sure he doesn't want a nice pat or perhaps somewhere nice and warm and cozy to curl up in ;P
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InKibus|Professional General Artist
I was juuust soooo tempted to pet him! :D
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crazed-fangirl|Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, he's a pretty boy... I want to pet him!
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InKibus|Professional General Artist
THank you! I was so inclined to pet him....
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marychain|Professional General Artist
hoooly shit!
that is one HUGE, menacing rattler...but man, is he gorgeous! great photo!
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