Don't Tread on Me!

A sidewinder partially hidden in the sand at Saratoga Spring. Photo taken by my wife, who nearly stepped on this guy (or gal). It's a good thing she didn't since that would have messed up a planned climb at Red Rocks later that day!

Death Valley National Park, CA-- April 2011


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BobSmith - Dec 1, 2011 11:37 am - Voted 10/10


Another wonderful shot! What a great animal!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 2, 2011 8:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

My wife got this shot; I never saw the snake, though I've seen one of these before out in Death Valley. Pretty cool how they blend in.


SenadR - Dec 1, 2011 12:22 pm - Voted 10/10



Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 2, 2011 8:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: uh....

That's what she thought when she almost stepped on it!


lsheen - Dec 1, 2011 2:34 pm - Voted 8/10

And she didn't...

run shreiking? (the wife, I mean!)?

Great shot Bob, thanks for sharing!

Big Lew

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 2, 2011 8:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: And she didn't...

Thanks-- actually, my wife deserves the credit; she got this shot and I never even saw the snake.


lcarreau - Dec 1, 2011 7:06 pm - Voted 10/10

For goodness snake ..

My wife would have ended up in the next
county, maybe even in Nevada. Nice shot.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 2, 2011 8:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: For goodness snake ..

Luckily for me, she doesn't have issues with snakes, though she isn't so fond of spiders.


tomi - Dec 2, 2011 2:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Great and scarry

Nice shot. It can be disaster if stepped on.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 2, 2011 2:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great and scarry

I hope I never find out!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 4, 2011 6:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice guy!



Marlin - Sep 10, 2013 11:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Too close for me.

Hopefully, your wife used a telephoto lens.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 11, 2013 11:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Too close for me.

She did, but you can see from the angle that she wasn't that terribly far away. But she was out of striking distance!

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