Rattlesnake season has started. We saw two in the road, enjoying the sun. At this time of year, the snakes have just emerged from their winter sleep, so they are hungry, horny and cranky! Very reactive and likely to bite. Later in the year, a snake in the road would not respond to anything getting about 6 feet from it. Now, however, they will turn towards you and get ready to strike. Very cranky.
I am glad my husband has finally seen a live, cranky rattlesnake. Up until now, he has thought I was exaggerating the danger of getting bitten hours away from medical attention.
Avoidance is almost always easier. However.....
Got any photos? And of the desert scenery in general?Yesterday, my husband and I drove down to the US-Mexico border. One of our favorite national parks is there (Organ Pipe National Monument) and we wanted to see the desert flowers which would be blooming from all the rain earlier in the week. Plus the mountains. The flowers were amazing!!!! Thousands of square miles of flowers in the different deserts. Where we went is Northern Sonoran desert.
Plastic flowers are frequently found on graves and memorials. The Tohono O Odham are more Christianized than other tribes, and one will find cemeteries, mausoleums, and memorials everywhere. The Navajo would be appalled about this big Ghost Reservation because the Navajo avoid the dead, do not talk about them, and do not memorialize the dead.Several Dogs graves (and cemetries) I know of in my area.
Why all the flowers?