"Shakes" Rattlesnake Miniature Figurine
I can't remember where in Texas "Shakes" is from but I can still recall the chill I got the first time I heard that rattle.
Texas alone has eight species of rattlesnake. The western diamondback rattlesnake - or Texas diamond-back - is found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. Dark blotches on the snakes back give it the common diamond-back name but the 4 - 6 black bands on the tail gives it the nickname "coon tail".
These are adorable, collectible carded miniature porcelain figurines, about 1.75 " high or long depending on the shape of each animal. Each is hand crafted and hand painted by skilled artisans - using brushes only a few hairs thick - to represent the unique color and detail of each animal.