Rattlesnakes coming out to play

The most glorious gleam I ever saw in someone’s eye is when a fellow riverbed dog-walker described how she just killed a rattlesnake.

She smashed in its head with a rock, she said, a big rock. A very big rock. Smashed it numerous times. Did I want to go see?

“If you grew up in Arizona,” a native told me, “you know what a thrill it is to kill a rattlesnake. Those things are a menace.”

Lots of things are menaces, but that doesn’t mean I go around killing them. Well, maybe cockroaches. And mosquitoes. And flies. Just the little things without too many guts.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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