large bluebonnet patch on his place. He gladly gave permission but warned about rattlesnakes. They had killed two rattlers that week. I spent considerable time in the bluebonnets and scouting for them for about 25 years, and I only saw one rattlesnake. It crossed a pasture road from a bluebonnet patch to a brushy area of mesquite and prickly pear and scurried out of sight before I got to it.
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