Southern Orneriness

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Gene Spineto

Crotalus oreganus helleri - Southern Pacific Rattlesnake, Starvation Mountain, San Diego, California. Rattlesnakes are common and abundant during the summer months within the secluded mountain community where I live. Late one afternoon I was relocating this one a little further away from the house and could not resist a few closeup photos. Fortunately, I was able to capture the moment of this one thanking me before it headed on its way.

Location: Starvation Mountain, San Diego, CA USA


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