I got an update from the Desert today. Apparently, we got bad intel. The snake was not a rattle snake. Either way, the experience remains the same and at least I now know I would not have needed anti-venom or a 911 helicopter rescue.
Last week I felt really bad that I talked Brian out of killing it and guilty that it just disappeared into their garden… now I feel a whole lot better. Now it is just a snake with a big attitude problem and not such a bad bite.