Two found together
This rattlesnake was chilling by the side of the road as I came off Pratt Trail
As I was walking up the entrance to the trail, just after crossing the dry creek, I spotted this adult rattlesnake in the middle of the trail. I stopped and watched it for a good 10 minutes as it basked in the sun. It knew I was there. It looked at me briefly, then slithered away. Beautiful.
This snake was stationary on the side road leading to Encino Reservoir off of "dirt Mulholland," but he began heading for cover as soon as I approached to take a photo. The pictures aren't great because of low light and the snakes refusal to pose.
Climbed up 3 feet to curl up in a bird's nest. Long wait until next spring.