Today in between measuring and photographing I poked my head out the backdoor found this rattler in the backyard. Pretty scary considering that most of the neighbors have pets/kids. I didn't want to risk it with the shovel so I shot it with a 12 gauge when it was coiled up to strike. We're technically in city limits (oops) but I wasn't having this thing bite someone and wasn't going to risk a trip to the ER by using the shovel. The neighbors said they didn't hear the shot, must be the concrete block.
Save the skin and have it made into a card case.