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    Gamewell said ----->

    "Btw the last time I physically saw a pygmy rattler was when I was out doing some mild mountain climbing out in Canyon Lands in Utah many years ago."

    I was not aware they were out West....perhaps another subspecies?

    Around here, you look for palmettos and sugar sand, upland habitat. Same place you find the Eastern diamondback, a magnificent and very dangerous species. So beautiful but not to be trifled with casually. Majestic animal. bf8dfdb8dbee85e9ee4833389c0556b2.jpg Bigger around than the calf of most grown men. But in reality, they just want to be left alone.

    I can certainly empathize with that feeling. (See the fire scarred habitat behind it?) This snake would have no difficulties consuming a grown rabbit.

    A bite may not kill you, just make you pray you were dead. Very nasty hemotoxic venom. (and a massive dose of it)

    I love them, they mean no harm just want to be left in peace. Many people pose far more of a threat....OK, I'm done threadjacking now...Just rambling along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBack View Post
    Gamewell said ----->

    "Btw the last time I physically saw a pygmy rattler was when I was out doing some mild mountain climbing out in Canyon Lands in Utah many years ago."

    I was not aware they were out West....perhaps another subspecies?

    Around here, you look for palmettos and sugar sand, upland habitat. Same place you find the Eastern diamondback, a magnificent and very dangerous species. So beautiful but not to be trifled with casually. Majestic animal. bf8dfdb8dbee85e9ee4833389c0556b2.jpg Bigger around than the calf of most grown men. But in reality, they just want to be left alone.

    I can certainly empathize with that feeling. (See the fire scarred habitat behind it?) This snake would have no difficulties consuming a grown rabbit.

    A bite may not kill you, just make you pray you were dead. Very nasty hemotoxic venom. (and a massive dose of it)

    I love them, they mean no harm just want to be left in peace. Many people pose far more of a threat....OK, I'm done threadjacking now...Just rambling along.
    It's quite possible about the snake I saw not being a pygmy; the friends I was hiking with all said they thought it was a pygmy, however perhaps it was a western diamond back. One thing I am sure about; it was definitely a baby due to its very small size. We gave it wide berth once we determined it was a rattle snake.
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