Hey guys, and gals. Check out this Timber Rattlesnake i found while on a Hike/Snake Hunt today the 4th. I was solo so i couldn't get all the shots i wanted. What an adrenaline rush. It took me about 15 mins to get him out from under the large rock he was under. Notice the gold yellowish stripe down his back. These are refered to as the canebrake style and it is said by most sites they are in the eastern part of the state and not here in Western NC. So much for where they are supposed to be. He is a darker phase coloration. Because i was solo i couldn't get accurate mesurements or weight but i don't tell tall tales and i estimate he was 4' in length and weighed about 5 lbs. He was a big boy. The full body shot of me and the snake is blurred as i had to hold the snake in one hand and set the camera up for a delayed shot and it doesn't focus good doing this. Stupid **** camera. How disapointing. Maybe you guys can give your opinion on size and weight based on the pics. Either way what a find. The valley shot is accross the valley from where i was. I was about 2miles deep 4000 ft elevation. I probably won't do this again solo as if he had got me it would have been the end of me. Next time i will have to have someone with me. No way i could have gotten back to the Tahoe before being incompasitated way before i got back down to human life. Thank you Jesus for the protection but was i excited. Half these words are probably misspelled but for some reason my spell check isn't working. Just as a size reference i am not a small guy, i am 6'5" tall and weigh 240lbs.