Hubby moved the lawn mower this morning and found this baby Coon Tail rattle snake sound asleep underneath!
We grabbed a bucket and carefully lifted him in. He has one button and we are guessing he is about one year old.
They feed on small mammals like squirrels, rabbits, mice and birds. I would like to keep him around long enough to eat all the mice that have invaded the side yard! But...the venom is extremely dangerous and I HATE snakes--all snakes. When I see one I scream, run, and then shiver for hours after in disgust! They give birth to four to 23 live babies in the summer through fall, and that thought terrifies me, so we decided to release him far, far, away in the desert!
So--maybe that's why my squirrel visitor has not been back of late!