Rattlesnake in the Berkshires


Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)

Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At least once every year or two a reptilian resident reminds us of its presence.  Why not?  After all, the bears are certainly putting in more appearances of late – why not rattlesnakes?  Not to worry, though.  These snakes are shy and will retire when they sense the vibration of your footfalls, unless you rile them up.  Just enjoy the encroachment of fauna back into suburban wilds.

Related article:

Mass. woman finds rattlesnake on porch (wcvb.com)

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