Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Yikes....... a rattlesnake in the road
Arizona Diamondback on the prowl........ and not the baseball playing version
My first sighting of a rattlesnake other than behind a glass enclosure. It's been extremely hot for the last week and the critters, mostly the venomous ones, are coming out of hibernation. Today we were just leaving the house when Donald had to swerve the vehicle to avoid running over this guy. Of course , we had to stop the car and I had to jump out to get a closer look. While he (Donald, not the snake) yelled at me not to get too close, I kept my distance. It was about three feet long, with an obvious rattler, and it soon decided it was best to get back in the bushes before it gets run over. How exciting.........