Rattlesnake on the Cactus Rock trail 29 Mar 2014

From wolf2600's log of Balcones Canyonlands NWR - Warbler Vista

Rattlesnake on the Cactus Rock trail 29 Mar 2014

Almost stepped on this guy. Looked down, heard the rattle, jumped back as he coiled up. Decided to turn around and go back the way I came.


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