Two rattlesnakes mating: the start

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This is the first shot I captured of the two southern pacific rattlesnakes (_Crotalus oreganus_ helleri) mating after they startled me coming out of the brush next to the trail I was hiking on.  In only a few seconds they started coiling, which is the next image.
This is the first shot I captured of the two southern pacific rattlesnakes (_Crotalus oreganus_ helleri) mating after they startled me coming out of the brush next to the trail I was hiking on. In only a few seconds they started coiling, which is the next image.
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Crystal Cove State Park Wilderness
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  • California
  • Crotalus
  • Crystal Cove
  • State Park
  • animal
  • hiking
  • mating
  • rattlesnake
  • trail