Full-grown adult Southern Pacific Rattlesnake seen right next to the path at Lake Hodges in Escondido, CA at approximately 4:30-5:00pm on Friday April 26, 2013. I noticed the tracks in the dirt of the pathway and looked over to see the snake. A couple other hikers were approaching so I cautioned them. The snake started to coil up and rattled only for a brief second. I took photos and continued on.
Tallish, thick, hearty shrub. Berries have tart, acidic coating, which rubs off easily. These pics were taken in Elfin Forest in Escondido, but it occurs through the counties, coastal sage and chaparral plant communities.
On the trail up to the upper trails in Elfin Forest. 3rd photo from Torrey Pines State Park.
San Diego County, California, US
not sure what species...any suggestions? thanks
Referred as King Palm
With some Western Grebes
Two individuals engaged in a lot of courtship displays
About the size of a dime