|Photo by Ned Harris 8/29/2014
Ned captured the trifecta of this Black-tailed Rattlesnake: Rattle, coil, tongue!
From the link above:
This rattlesnake is capable of delivering large amounts of potent venom. If encountered it should be left alone. A large percentage of envenomations occur when a snake is handled or abused.And a bonus blog for all of us snake fans: Social Snakes