Blue hair, yes two were together in almost the same spot I have killed two others and seen three more in the past 6 weeks! This time of year I carry a little .38 S&W with some shot shells loads I made.
Yes,they are denning under barn. Kinfolks who had control of this property for decades left it a mess. Lots of junk sitting around and in barn with no one going there. All cleaned up now so rattlers are visible. Got to get them cleaned out to make it safe for family to enjoy. We always have the occasional rattler in this part of the world but den under barn means I am on a mission!
Yikes! I hit a record this year in Wyo and Colo...saw 17 buzzsnakes! I posted somewhere else a little earlier about waking up from a nap with my head on the ground at a waterhole. When I woke there was a rattler coiled up next to my head! Spooky way to wake up! After I lifted my head he started rattling but let me slowly move out of striking distance!