Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Timber Rattlesnake – Newly Emerged, Needs a Shed

While some of the timbers at the dens in Northern Pennsylvania had clearly been up for awhile, others seemed to have just come to the surface. Some, like this one, were still caked in mud and showed signs of being partially submerged for at least part of the winter  – which is pretty amazing to think about.

Crotalus horridus

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