|Photo and text by Terry DeWald 4/23/2013|
Came across this dead Kangaroo Rat [Anne says: might be a Round-tailed Ground Squirrel; looks big for a K-Rat(ion)] and dead [Western Diamondback] Rattlesnake east of Bear Canyon. Would love to have seen exactly what happened at this crime scene. Perhaps as the snake bit the rat before the rat died he was able to inflict a fatal bite while being gobbled up inside the snake's mouth. There has to be a message here somewhere; reminiscent of Jonah and the whale, or biting off more than you can chew. In 'N Out Burger, with both out for good.