Out Takes: Mellow rattlesnake in Snow Canyon State Park

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Ron Olroyd sent in this photo after finding the mellow fellow in the pre-dawn light at Snow Canyon State Park in August 2012.

Olroyd happened to spot the rattlesnake just before a jogger without a light happened upon the scene.

"I don't think the snake would have gotten out of his way in time," Olroyd said. "He was a really calm critter. Didn't rattle or posture in any way. Guess he'd had a good night." —

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