A Red Diamond Rattlesnake

A Red Dia­mond Rat­tlesnake (Cro­talus ruber) is out for a lounge on the warm sand.

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A Red Diamond Rattlesnake gets ready tio investigate the cameraAfter a few min­utes of calm com­po­sure in a neat coil, the snake want­ed a clos­er look at the cam­era. A few quick shots and we and the snake went our mutu­al ways, with mutu­al respect.

Pho­tos this page by Bar­bara Swan­son