By Jeff Sullivan

My New Friend

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 40D
State/Province/Region
NV
Country
US
Nearest Area
BLM land in Northern Nevada.
Town
none!
Notes

I calculated his striking distance as 1.5 feet, and I shot through a 70-200mm lens that had a minimum focus distance of about 1 meter. As long as he didn't move and I kept him in focus, there shouldn't be any sort of incident.

Description

I met this small rattlesnake, about 2.5 to 3 feet long, on the side of a road in northern Nevada. He was very focused, but his actions were entirely defensive. He never struck, even as I picked him up with a hiking pole and moved him away from the road.

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Date Added
April 21, 2011
Date Taken
April 21, 2011

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