Oct 15, 2006

Pugnacious Snake

To take a photo like this involves a combination of photography skill, a good camera, and a will to search out prairie rattlesnakes (I lack all three). One site describes thes rattlers as "pugnacious; coiling and striking with little provocation." Looking at those eyes, I can see that it's true.

One 54" specimen weighed in at 4 1/2 lbs. That's quite a few snake burgers.


Thanks for the photo, Jack.

3 comments:

kobraski said...

that snake is not ugly. it may be scary, but it is a beautiful, beautiful creature... well. i think so.

Kelly said...

He looks like he has an ear wig on his nose.

Raging Wombat said...

I'll give it to you, kobraski, that vipers have a certain elegance to them. But let's not forget that whole 'pugnacious' bit.

Kelly, that would be one huge ear wig. I would post on that next ...