Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Close Call

The one that woulda bit me. 
It's May in Southern California - watch out for me
On a backpack trip in Santa Anita Canyon in the San Gabriels, I was walking along and was right next to this Southern Pacific rattler when it popped off at me.  It was well camouflaged against the gray bedrock, so I missed it.  No matter how many times you hear that sound in your life, it will always cause you to jump.