Rattler Spotted on Rendija Canyon Trail

Los Alamos resident Kei Davis was out for an afternoon hike Monday walking from the paved parking lot in Rendija Canyon before the Sportsmen’s Club (Orienteers parking lot) and on the way back heard, then spotted this rattlesnake just off the trail. ‘It’s not clear from the photo but just over half its length is off the ground, ready to strike,’ Davis told the Los Alamos Daily Post. ‘It was just being defensive, not offensive. Truly a normal encounter with no harm done on either side.Photo by Kei Davis

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