Watch out Jay, those are the dreaded pinus alligatorus. Crikey they are ferocious! With your luck you will be back at the emergency room before you know it. Missed you today at the workshop, hope you foot is healing well.
I have a ton of those lizards, my hope is that they devour all of the shoot tip moths.
I don't know wahoo... This is just an old slash pine and cause of the long needles it will never be a good bonsai.
As to the rattler thing. I was lucky, it was/is much more of an inconvienience than an ordeal.