Massassauga Rattlesnake
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Massassauga Rattlesnake

JW Mills

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On Friday we did a day trip to the Bruce Peninsula.
This was the highlight!
 
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Wow, this is something unique. Must be very exciting to see this endangered snake.
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8) Awesome!  Had one of these gorgeous snakes sunning itself on some rocks in Tobermory close to my bare foot way back in the late 80's.  

I had no idea what type of snake it was, a man walking by stopped and suggested that I move slowly, get up and move away.  Me "why?".  Man "there's a snake".  Me "yeah?".  Man "it's a Massassauga Rattler".  Me "oh".  I was actually afraid to move at all in case any motion set it off.  Anyhow, I followed the man's advice and everything was OK.  The snake remained relaxed on the rocks.

My first and only sighting ever of a Massassauga Rattler.
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Quote from: "Bird Brain"
8) Awesome!  Had one of these gorgeous snakes sunning itself on some rocks in Tobermory close to my bare foot way back in the late 80's.  

I had no idea what type of snake it was, a man walking by stopped and suggested that I move slowly, get up and move away.  Me "why?".  Man "there's a snake".  Me "yeah?".  Man "it's a Massassauga Rattler".  Me "oh".  I was actually afraid to move at all in case any motion set it off.  Anyhow, I followed the man's advice and everything was OK.  The snake remained relaxed on the rocks.

My first and only sighting ever of a Massassauga Rattler.
Yowza, what a story!
This is my second sighting, the first was 50 odd years ago in the Midland area.
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Here kitty kitty....

Nice shot and congrats!
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