I'm pretty sure this is the same juvenile from a few days ago under same rock, but still recording it separately in case it is different.
Here is rattler #2, you can see the drastic different coloration between the 2, not sure if this is a male and female cohabitating.
I was about to give up on finding any more herps when I came upon this rattler out in open. Took pics then saw another one in a hole/den nearby. Took pics and then tapped it with stick and it crawled out next to first one so I got pics of both together. I knew there were rattlers there but did not expect to find any in open since temp was low 60's and cloudy, so I was surprised but excited.
I wasn't ready to give up finding at least one more snake so I kept going flipping rocks and one of the last rocks before I had to leave produced a nice juvenile SoPac. Not a bad day considered so dry, 3 different snakes, skinks, fence lizards, side blotch, and other non herps.
First the ruber then on way out to car we came across this juvenile So Pac in the middle of the road, I was able to get a few pics and move it to the side safely so it would not get hit. Technically my first rattlesnake catch even though I did not actually handle it.
I believe this was the first rattlesnake I saw in the wild, too bad it was dead. Not sure what killed it, not a vehicle since it was no where close to a road.