Re: Visitor today
Yeah, living here and playing in the mountains you get to know Rattlers, I have had quite a few close encounters with them. Snakes are very interesting creatures, and I took it upon myself to learn a bit more of them a while back.
But yeah, at first glance I could see why some may think it looks like a Rattlesnake, especially with the tail wagging. However, the head is a dead giveaway. A couple other giveaways are that Rattlesnakes typically are fatter through the body, and they won't just slither anywhere near a human, let alone across their foot.
I guess you found a good new pet, though, as it will help keep unwanted rodents away.