Cloudy day, too many people kept scaring him back in hole.
"When beginning our hike my friend Danny and I saw a rattle under a tree. I took a couple of photos. It still alive, not rattling but it would open its mouth and move (pretty awesome).
"On our way back (about 45 min later) from the hike we decided to look under the same tree the rattle was in to get better pictures. We found it but discovered it had been pulled into some nearby bushes by a California Snake ! It was now eating the rattle as its dinner."
- Jessica Medrano
Observation and photos by Jessica Medrano, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Kingsnake observation by Jessica Medrano can be found here: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1501898
"First in front garden, later by pool (moving quickly), up the fountain/wall - didn't want to tell neighbor. She will have it killed. Very dark, black, diamond pattern over half-2/3, stripes at back 1/4-1/3. Rattle little- finger sized. Body 2-3" diameter at fattest, 3-4' length." - Adele Nguyen
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Observation and photo by Julie Newsome, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A large melanistic individual, sluggish, ca. 70-75d F, fog cleared about 45-60 mins previous.
Near spot where the one recorded on 4/20 was located. Probably same guy
All hail the King-- unfortunate ending for this Southern Pacific Rattlesnake and its encounter with the King.