After I fed late this evening, I went to my tack shed to which I had left the door propped open. A rattler was on his way into the shed. Worse, when I slammed the door and jumped back - he retreated and went under the wooden pallet I keep an active bale on. He had a loud buzz (8 rattles), but a small head. I called for back-up (phoned the house for a flashlight and a gun). By the time I got what I needed, it was dark. With nothing but bubble gum and a prayer...a bb gun (can't risk higher caliber ricochet), and a flashlight - I had to crouch down and shoot it between the planks at an angle. I got it right between the eyes. My usual is a pellet gun...but I managed w one bb! Whoo hoo!