From: Rosemary Johnston
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009

Some folks staying at our Palomar neighbor Chuck Black's cabin photographed these two rattlesnakes doing their mating dance and saw two others under his deck this week. With this heat, they are probably seeking shade so we all need to exercise caution when walking around and should not let domestic animals roam freely. It could be costly in more ways than one, even deadly.

Rattlesnake Vaccine for Dogs and Cats--Info from Kathy Gordon

Janet Moston, DVM (951) 678-6648 or Vos (her husband) cell (951) 285-2985  Dr. Moston is quite nice and has great 'bedside manner' with animals.  She has an ambulatory practice. So, exams, other vaccines, obtaining samples for lab analysis, and more; are all possible. Her prices are quite reasonable.

From: Tom Devitt [mailto:tdevitt@berkeley.edu]
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008
Subject: I brake for snakes

Thought I'd share some pics from yesterday. Found this Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (scientific name
Crotalus viridis helleri) crossing Nate Harrison Grade at about 4:00 in the afternoon. He paused long enough for me to take some photos and then was on his way. He was about 3 feet long.   Tom

A Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) I caught in 2005. This is a protected species in San Diego County and can't be collected without a permit (they're very popular with snake collectors and pet dealers; parts of their habitat have been destroyed by people searching for them in rock outcrops). 
Tom Devitt

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