Timber Rattler

Timber Rattler

Timber Rattler in southern Indiana, © Mike Hoyt, spring 2002.
Michael Hoyt
on Nov 11, 2006 12:47 am
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 243091


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Alpinist - Nov 11, 2006 10:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome shot!

How close were you to it?

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Nov 11, 2006 10:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome shot!

Very - about 3 feet.

It was a cloudy cool day when I spied the snake during a hike at Yellowwood State Park in southern Indiana (just west of Bloomington).

I wanted to pick it up, but Linda (my wife) had a fit. The snake was so cold, it didn't move while I set up my tripod and took several pictures.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jun 6, 2009 9:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Awesome shot!

Probably a good call, Mike. If it had bitten you, you almost certainly would have made it to a hospital in time and been just fine, but you'd never hear the end of it!


hikeman76 - Jan 30, 2007 11:09 pm - Voted 10/10


Incredible shot!

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Jan 4, 2008 8:06 pm - Voted 10/10


Excellent capture. Such a beautiful and colorful snake! Great spiral composition!


HungarySagehen - Mar 10, 2009 12:00 pm - Hasn't voted


I really love this pic

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