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tekewin

Double snake surprise

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
Mike P

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?
tekewin

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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