Number 3 of 11 at this spot, out in the light rain.
Tags: Crotalus, herps, horridus, pennsylvania, timber rattlesnake
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IIRC, these are the snakes of the original Rattlesnake Flags of the American Revolution.
That they are, and that message seems to have been lost on the majority of those who wave that banner again.
The message being that people are using the wrong snake for the flags, or that they have forgotten the words and the warning they convey?
The latter. The words from the mouths of those with it on their tshirts and bumper stickers don’t match with the actions they support. The animal is not meant as a threat, but to show the nobility of peace until provoked.
“She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders” – B. Franklin
If you mean the Tea Party protesters, that is how they were using the flag, as Ben so noted. Or so it seems to me.
I’d strongly disagree with that. In regards to that attitude with the snakes alone, go to any of the rattlesnake roundups and see how many times that sticker shows up in the parking lot.
Ah. NowI understand what you’re getting at. I’m not thrilled with the roundups either.
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