Two days ago (Sep. 16) around noon, I was out for my daily walk, and to my great surprise I was greeted by a rattlesnake. I knew there were rattlesnakes in this area, but I had never seen one alive until then. (I have seen three dead snakes in three years, but I don’t know what type of snake they were.) As I was walking along a sidewalk he was sitting there in the small patch of grass between the sidewalk and the street. He spotted me long before I saw him and he was waiting there, laying in an “S” shape, pointed right at me, ready to launch, and rattling his little snake heart out. I quickly stopped, panicked for a moment, backed up, then walked away.