Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus helleri) - HM 109275
Observer:
Nordland, Jeff
Observed:
2015-04-14 11:48:00
Last Modified:
2016-02-23 14:22:41
Country:
United States of America
State:
California
County:
San Diego
Age:
Adult
Deceased:
Notes:
I found one rattler crossing the trail at 11:19 AM, and it promptly coiled under a bush. I returned later (around 11:45 AM) and found another rattler crawling around in the same area, so I watched it and recorded some video. The second snake followed a scent trail to the entrance of a nearby burrow. Then the first snake came out aggressively, striking once, and chasing the intruder into a bush. I believe both snakes were males, and there was likely a female down in the burrow.
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