Originally found in crook of tree about 3 feet up near a dead western fence lizard, likely its prey item. It feel out of the tree and slithered into branches and poison oak
Observation and photo by Jane Fawke.
I wanted to explore the forested area for a little bit. After walking up the path I saw some ground squirrels acting weird. I knew that there was a rattlesnake but I didn't see any. Finally I saw a baby ground squirrel and saw the rattlesnakes head about half an inch away from the baby squirrel. This rattlesnake was huge. It was fat too. This was the only rattlesnake I found throughout my whole trip. Throughout the whole trip people kept saying be careful of rattlesnakes and this was the only one. Not saying don't be careful but it felt good proving them all wrong.