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Another rattlesnake

I've seen lots of rattlesnakes, including some very tiny first year hatchlings, as well as more mature ones such as this. Rattlesnakes hatch in the fall, and at altitudes such as I was in now (about 6000 feet) they would only have been able to get a meal or two before the cold weather set in and they had to hibernate. So the little ones are still very small--and very hungry--as they begin to stir and venture out with the coming of warm weather again.