We were out exploring Forest Service roads on Saturday and stopped the truck to look for a geocache. Just before we got out I heard a "hiss" that I recognized as a rattlesnake rattle. It took a few seconds for me to locate the snake, and it turned out to be just a couple of feet left of the front bumper.
This is a Western Rattlesnake, also know as a Prairie Rattlesnake. In this area they are a pale greenish color. If you were following our blog last year you might recall that we had one of these on our front door mat. We decided to move on and leave this guy alone.
If you want to get "up close and personal" turn up the sound and give this short video clip a look.