It’s Spring. Look closely. You never know what may be underfoot

  • [photo by Ian Recchio, ARTC]

    [photo by Ian Recchio, ARTC]

By Lynn Stafford, ecological biologist from PMC

Snakes are coming out to enjoy the warming spring season. All rattlesnake species are poisonous and can be very dangerous, to humans and to pets. Snakes are also helpful. They eat rodents and other small vertebrates.

They don’t attack large creatures like humans or dogs, except in self-defense. The evolutionary function of their rattling and defensive posturing is to prevent large animals, such as…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Springtime brings out wildflowers …and snakes

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This is part of the March 29, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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