Turkey hunting was unproductive Saturday morning. By noon it seemed unlikely that a turkey would show, so I stopped at the cabin on our property, which is used by another former owner, and sat in the shade relaxing and eating some lunch. Movement caught my eye as a rattlesnake slithered towards a wood pile. It was a very large rattler and I wished my camera were at my side, but if was still on my ATV – thirty yards away and the snake was rapidly disappearing.
Then it was gone, but a California ground squirrel appeared and it was alarmed by the snake. As squirrels do when a rattlesnake is near, it began to flag it’s tail wildly. I couldn’t resist and with the squirrel so distracted by the snake, I moved to my ATV and grabbed the camera in hopes of videoing the squirrel and maybe even the snake.
Watch the video.
Who knows what you’ll see next when you’re hanging around on a nice day.