First off, I hate snakes. I've hated them ever since I was about 12 when I realized that it aint cool to pick up a snake and play with it. Even though I hate them, I still wanted to find a Diamondback while in New Mexico. I've never seen a rattle snake in the wild and it was high on my list for critters to photograph. The 2nd evening of our trip, our truck came to a slamming hult as two diamondbacks slid across the road in front of us. I instantly had the heebie jeebies, but I put my long lens on and tried to get a good shot. This isn't the highest quality photo in my gallery, but it has sentimental value to me. This is the infamous view of a rattle snake in the attack position. Scary! I wish you could have heard the sound of the rattles while I snuck in for a close shot. Goosebumps still cover my body when I think of it. Cool stuff!