The solstice is weeks away, but the heat has arrived in New Mexico and the prairie rattlers are sun bathing. This guy was hanging out not far from my house last week. It may be the Hopi rattlesnake sub-species, but I’m no herpetologist and that’s only a guess.
It’s time to step carefully and keep the dog on a short rein.
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Rattlesnakes are wicked. I often wonder about dog owners who live in rattlesnake country. I would worry about them constantly! Is there canine first aid you can administer yourself for a venomous snakebite?
Sometimes life on this side of the pond seems a tad dull when compared to the variety of flora n fauna that you have over there, this time I think that me and my dog are quite glad of that!
Just how close were you?!! Steve Bodio could probably tell you if it is the Hopi subspecies.
Close, but not too close…
You can probably tell by the shaky camera, I was more focused on not getting bit than I was on smooth camera work.
Too close for comfort, that’s certain!