Thursday, March 08, 2007

"Rattlesnake season is here"

If you've been seeing a few rattlers around, there's a reason. As Bridget Smith at KENS-TV reports, it's rattlesnake breeding season.

[Jarrod] Forthman, considered a rattlesnake expert for 20 years, said breeding season in South Texas has slithered upon us.

"They're popping up in garages, backyards, little kids are finding them," he said. "So, it's kind of scary knowing that a lot of these snakes could hurt kids."

Note to kids: be careful around the snakes. Some of 'em are nasty ol' rattlers.


AlanDP said...

Fortunately, we don't have rattlers out here where I live. We do have copperheads and coral snakes, and the occasional cottonmouth wanders up from the creek.

Albatross said...

Cottonmouths are creepy to see swimming across the river, especially when you are in an inner tube in the middle of it!