Spotted a very cute baby rattler in Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa, CA over the weekend. He was just basking in the sun on a trail. I nearly ran him over but fortunately the trail was wide enough that I was able to maneuver around him, then stop and grab a stick to shoo him off the trail. Anyone every run over a snake? This guy was too little to have gotten me if I had run him over (well, at least I don't think he could have struck high enough). But I can imagine coming around a blind corner fast and bopping over an adult - might be disastrous; or at least very painful for all parties involved. Scary thought.