Red Diamond Rattler

This large Southern California Pit Viper is being used in a Safety Workshop to educate sensible people to the variety of unwarranted fears that become conditioned into society from early childhood. This Ruber is fully equipped with full fangs and venom sacks intact and unmilked. I present this feature not to show how brave, stupid, or lucky I am, but rather to excentuate the true gentle nature of rattlesnakes when treated with respectful caution and care. Please do not try this at home, I have beren doing this for 17 years, and ONLY HIGHLY EXPERIENCED HANDLERS SHOULD EVER ATTEMPT THIS TECHNIQUE!
posted by owlswatching on Monday, September 3, 2007 - link to this photo

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