By Gary Bogue
Friday, June 13th, 2008 at 6:58 am in Rattlesnake.
Ever wondered what a rattlesnake looks like?
Check out these close-ups of a common local Northern Pacific rattlesnake that were photographed on Mount Diablo by Brian Murphy of Walnut Creek, California. Click on each photo to read more information about the snake in the picture. Then click the return arrow to return to this blog.
There have been a lot of reports of rattlesnakes being spotted in local backyards. The recent hot weather has probably caused them to move around looking for water.
We have a lot of different local species of snakes in the Bay Area. Gopher snakes, king snakes, garter snakes, ring-neck snakes, sharp-tail snakes, Western racers, striped racers … but the only poisonous local snake is the Northern Pacific rattlesnake.
That’s why it’s important for you to know what they look like. /Gary