Yep, rattlesnake. Seven rattles. He's nice and fat. Was under the tractor, thank God the kids were not home yet from school, or they would have been out there... I know why it's around, no dogs. My dog died this past winter and the neighbors did as well. The other two neighbors dogs do not come around our home. I may have to get another puppy. At least when we had dogs we never saw snakes, now that they are gone, the first one we kill is a rattlesnake!