|A top view of the forest sharp-tailed snake showing the red-brown line down each side, spine-tipped tail, and blunt nose.|
|Seeing the forest sharp-tailed snake in hand reveals how small this snake is. This photo also shows the distinct black and white contrasting bands on its ventral side.|
|The rattle on the crenulated rattlesnake as it travels off into its new home. This rattle-string consists of two segments - the No. 2 rattle next to the body, and the 3-lobed button at the end. Photo by Debbi Brusco.|
|First batch of cured and shelled 2013 walnuts waiting in the freezer for a label and shipment.|
#2 - a blunt-nosed, red-sided, spine-tipped forest sharp-tailed snake, or
#9 - a triangular-headed, fancy-blotched, rattle-tailed northern Pacific rattlesnake?
Northern Pacific rattlesnake, Crotalus oreganus oreganus
Forest sharp-tailed snake, Contia longicaudae
Snakes in Question, The Smithsonian Answer Book. Carl H. Ernst, George R. Zug. The Smithsonian Institute. 1996.
Rattlesnakes: Their Habits, Life Histories, & Influence on Mankind. Abridged Edition. Laurence M. Klauber. University of California Press. 1982.