Tread Carefully…

It is rattlesnake season.  The temperature is warming up and they are coming out of hibernation.  Although a rattlesnake is not something you want see in your yard, or near your home, in nature they are beautiful and magnificent.  They are a creature that does not seek conflict, but instead prefers to be left alone.  They have their place and should be appreciated for who they are.

This morning when I heard the subtle rattle as we hiked in the nearby desert, I was mesmerized by the quiet and majestic presence of this peaceful and beautiful desert animal.  I snapped a few photos, and we headed on our way,  careful to be aware of our surroundings and to appreciate the wildlife around us.

Nature is awesome!

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“The creator and arbiter of beauty is the heart; to the male rattlesnake the female rattlesnake is the loveliest thing in nature.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

 

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Naomi says:

    I’m sure glad you were safe…he must not have felt threatened. These are amazing photos!

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    1. Thank you!! He was pretty cool 😎

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  2. lolaWi says:

    amazing photos, Lisa. i’d be dead scared 🙂 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I may have been more scared if my husband wasn’t nearby. He wasn’t coiling up to strike, or rattling, so we just watched him slither under the rocks 🙂

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