When I was a kid at home growing up my favorite thing to do was get home from school and head to the pasture behind my folks' home in Poth. I would announce to Mother where I was headed and she would always tell me, "Watch for snakes". That along with Lex and my passion for finding Indian artifacts has probably helped me to not get bit, yet. I say it that way because I have had my share of close calls. Today I spotted this rattler before it got disturbed. I told someone just the other day that of all the pictures I've taken of wildlife I had yet to photograph a snake before dispatching it. Anyway today that was on my mind and I had my camera. So..... I took pictures first.