What the… Until I saw the water bottle and that the person was talking on a cell phone, I wasn’t sure what I was seeing.
Then there was the rattlesnake — well actually, the two rattlesnakes! Here’s an video snapshot of one of them. This is an average size Southern Pacific rattlesnake. Because of our cool Spring weather they’ve been slow to appear, but are now out and about.
Some related posts: Big Southern Pacific Rattlesnake at Ahmanson Ranch, It was So Muddy That…, Overcoming Obstacles on the Trail