Speaking of Copperheads - - I haven't seen any
here, but a few days ago I took a photo of this "aggressive" Rattle
Snake. We see rattlesnakes on a regular
basis.........but not all of them are aggressive.
I'm declaring that this one is
"aggressive" because it first "rattled" at me, and even though I proceeded to
retreat - - it came chasing after me anyway. (The rattle and
chase incident happened about 5 minutes prior to taking this
The Arizona desert is home of many snakes.
The ones I've personally seen (and have had picked up and relocated by our fire
department ) are Black Racers, Bull Snakes, King Snakes, and Rattler
Note the black and white "bar
rattle" on the back of this one - - attempting to get into one of
my iris gardens. Yes, rattle snakes likes irises too! :-)
~ Margie V.
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