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Speckled Rattlesnake?

Postby gary c. » Wed May 27, 2009 10:38 pm

Can anyone ID this rattlesnake for sure? Found it Sunday on a PB trip in the Southern Sierra Wilderness at about 7k elevation. I've never seen one like it but someone said they thought it was a Speckled Rattlesnake. It was about 3ft long and fat with no real noticeable markings or pattern. It was kind of a dark brick or burnt red color. It's not a very good picture because the snake was blown up and cropped from the original pic but trust me it was definately a reddish color and the rattles were about the size of your thumb. I did a search on Speckled Rattlesnake and the description sounds right. I know that I have never seen one before.
Gary C.

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Re: Speckled Rattlesnake?

Postby rayfound » Thu May 28, 2009 10:37 am

Yikes Gary. Another reason I like it higher (10,000+)... no snakes.
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