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Reader photo: Snake can’t rattle hiker

Be aware of your surroundings while backpacking in the rattlesnake country of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, even during fall. Kurt Killgore said his hunting-hiking companion brushed his hand on this rock and continued ahead without notice the sluggish rattler warming itself a few feet away. (Kurt Killgore / KURT KILLGORE PHOTO)
Be aware of your surroundings while backpacking in the rattlesnake country of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, even during fall. Kurt Killgore said his hunting-hiking companion brushed his hand on this rock and continued ahead without notice the sluggish rattler warming itself a few feet away. (Kurt Killgore / KURT KILLGORE PHOTO)

Be aware of your surroundings while backpacking in the rattlesnake country of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, even during fall. Kurt Killgore said his hunting-hiking companion brushed his hand on this rock and continued ahead without notice the sluggish rattler warming itself a few feet away.

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