Just a little guy.
Why did the rattlesnake cross the road? To get away from the weird lizard that was chasing it. This guy was crossing the road on the way up to the Cabrillo lighthouse.
I found this large rattler in the middle of the road that led through the park, it was relocated by park staff to a less people-dense area shortly afterwards(hence the trash bin). Specimen was between roughly 3-4.5 ft and appeared to be female due to tail size. Rattle had a decent collection of segments.
This is the same animal I posted for 2015-01-25, relocated from a ranch building.
Caught in a building on a horse ranch; I was asked to relocate it. In the past, this ranch would kill any snakes they caught.
Less than 25cm long, with two buttons on rattle.
A beautiful melanistic Crotalus oreganus helleri, who had just envenomated (next image)