Actually, I have a strong suspicion that the snake I saw this past Tuesday and the one I saw a few months ago are two different snakes. If you look closely at the pictures, you’ll notice that the first snake was larger. This one may have been the same length, but it was definitely thinner. Perhaps it’s the same snake, but the first one just finished dinner. I don’t know.
Anyway, I was hanging out in the kitchen on Tuesday, right before I left for Jiu-Jitsu class and happened to look out the back window. I saw something moving between the cedar trees and realized it was the snake. I yelled, “the snake is back!” and ran outside with my camera. Laura tried to stop me, but I broke free from her chains and continued on my quest. And this time, as opposed to last time, I wore my knee high rubber boots, just in case the snake decided to strike. I don’t know how it would’ve, because I was standing about thirty feet away, but still.
I took a few pictures with my foggy lens. After the glass acclimated to the humidity outside and cleared up, I shot some video. It’s not the greatest, but I did manage to get something recorded. It’s better than nothing.
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake in Palm Coast, Florida