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Old 11-29-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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Where in South Dakota would be a good place to find and photo graph rattlesnakes. I heard the Lemmon area and west of Mobridge are good places to look.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: The Black Hills, South Dakota
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There are rattlesnakes all over the place in the New Underwood area in the summer months. You can pretty much pick any open field or out-of-the-way area. This time of year they'd be in hibernation though.

The Badlands would be another great option. Probably better for photographic purposes... more rocks, less brush, a little easier to spot them and get a nice clear shot of them.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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Most anyplace west river outside of the hills your chances of finding shaky tails are decent.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: southeast SD
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they are pretty tasty I think (after you take their picture of course)
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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I would try Reptile Gardens in Rapid City. I guarantee a successful photo shoot.

That's also as close as I like getting to them. If you can name one of the biggest advantage of growing up on a farm in EASTERN South Dakota is we didn't have to concern ourselves baling hay with these nasty little reptiles.
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