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We actually saw two rattlesnakes this hot April afternoon. The first was on Trail 8. while walking down past Trail 7, just past the chaparral toward the lake. That one was perhaps 3 feet long, well-built, with 4 or more rattles. It slithered off before I captured any photos. This one was much smaller, perhaps 2 feet or less, much skinnier, only one rattle. It was on the trail just as one stepped off of Searsville Dam, to the west. Let me know if I have the right ID -- leave a comment, please.

There are photos of another Rattlesnake at JR, on 10/4/2011.
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis oreganus)Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis oreganus)Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis oreganus)Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis oreganus)Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis oreganus)Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis oreganus)Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis oreganus)Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis oreganus)

Guestbook for 4/21/2012 Rattlesnake at Searsville Dam
1.Robert(non-registered)
Hey Dan -
Thanks for sending the link = Nice pix:
They remind me of my RS encounter from last year:
http://www.stanford.edu/~siegelr/stanford/jasperridge2011.html
Yesterday, I saw a couple of mating king snakes, though I only got pictures of one. I will post soon.
Best, Bob
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