My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Monday, May 14, 2012
My neighbor showed up this morning with this snake in the back of his pickup. It was in the open in his driveway so needless to say you have to be careful in clearings just like in brush. Of course they are a lot easier to spot in a clearing (especially when the background color is different than the snake).
This one was actually a little over 36 inches long, but the nerves kept making it move when stretched. I'd call that a pretty good sized snake. You can't really determine the age of rattlesnakes by the number of buttons, but I counted 11 so its likely a pretty old snake.