I posted a video of this critter on twitter about a week ago under the caption of "Omaha rattler". Every year we have one or two people swear they saw a rattlesnake. Not to say it couldn't happen but most of the time they are probably seeing this critter-a hognose snake. It very much looks like a rattlesnake from its markings and its diamond shaped head. It will even twitch it's tail rapidly which can look and sound almost like a rattlesnake. These guys are generally pretty timid although this one was a bit feisty. I attribute that to him being the largest specimen I have seen. Really a cool snake to have on the property-keeps you city folk on edge. Ha!
Oh I barely recognize you with your haircut! You can see we have knocked down some areas of rough similarly to last year. You can read about why we do so in a previous post on rough management called Gnarly "Wooga"