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Shot of Rattles | by Dawn Endico
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Shot of Rattles

It seemed like part dance, part wrestling match. I thought they might be courting, but its a combat ritual between two male Northern Pacific Rattlenakes. Watch the video I took of it here at You Tube. If you zoom in on this you can see their rattles.

 

Photo taken by Dawn Endico on the Anniversary Trail at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, May 2, 2006

 

(California Herps)

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Taken on May 2, 2006