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tekewin



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Location: Aliso Viejo

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 2:42 am    Post subject: Double snake surprise  Reply with quote

I was treated to two rattlesnakes on my latest hike. One on a summit boulder of Eagle Crag, one on the trail returning.

My guess is both were western diamondbacks, not sure. I got a little video of the second, larger one.


summit snake


summit snake


trail snake


trail snake

Video of second snake
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Mike P
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Location: Glendora, CA

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are speckled rattlesnakes... specifically the Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake. (Diamond-backeds only peek into the SE corner of California.) Nice pics! It's cool to see how the speckleds' coloration match their environment.

Eagle Crag in the Cleveland National Forest?


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike P,

As always, thanks for the positive IDs.

Yes, Eagle Crag via the Cutca Trail, Cleveland National Forest. High Point Road (8S05) just opened a week or two ago.


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