Oh, that was a King snake BTW. Immune from rattler snake venom.
I've had Diamondback many times. More as a kid when I was always running around in the desert.
Caught a huge Diamondback a couple years ago hiding under my trash can lid. I went to lift up the garbage can and my spidey sense alerted me to be careful. Sure nuf he was about a 6 footer and thick. Got him in the garbage can with a hook on the end of a paint stick. Boy was he pissed.
I drove him about a block away and let him go because at that time the pack rats were coming in like Lemmings.
Not sure about snake soup plonker. I'd have to smell it first. Sounds slimy. hehehe
Here's a shot of rattlers having an orgy. Not some place you want to trip into.
good place for a flame thrower!!! :mad