The night prior to seeing this Rattler, we saw a dead adult Rattler on Rim rd. 300
Found this spunky little Rattler on 07-27-09 near Forest Service Rd.170 near Chevelon lake. Almost 7000' in elevation. You can bet....I will be checking my sleeping bag camping on the Rim from here on out now!
This is a young Black rattlesnake. The youths are this color and as they age they become almost all black. Check out my blog for some pictures and video of a young Diamond-backed and more at http://arizonaoutdoor.blogspot.com