Man vs Rattlesnake
Sesame found a rattler today while on her walk at the park that we visit twice a day. She was with her best friend Pancho. Suddenly the two of them went of like a three alarm fire. Me and Pancho's mom called 911 and in minutes had two cops on the scene. The rattler was a diamond back. It was stuck in some chicken wire fencing and could not get out. After spitting venom at the cop they decided to shoot it. Then they laid it out to measure; 4' long, 2.5" diameter, 7 rattles, an big ol snake.
Just so ya know you have to kill them when they're found in places that people frequent. Rattlers are territorial and people get bit. Rumor has it the anti venom is so expensive our local hospital does not carry it, you'd have to be helicoptered to Albuquerque.
If you look close at the pic you can see him stuck in the fence. If there was any doubt, summer is officially here.
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Tuesday, May 22, 2012