Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rattlesnake Roundup

This weekend was the 55th Rattlesnake roundup in Morris, Pa. We went on Saturday and it was hot 90 degrees and humid. I am sure the snakes weren't liking the weather anymore than the people.
The largest snake they had caught was 53" and is the one in the video with Lee. She said it was very heavy when the guy let some of the weight into her hand.
The snakes are micro-chipped and released back were they were caught since they are protected. The Timber rattles for the most part are one of the most docile of the rattlesnakes, generally trying to stay away from people.
The event last two days and they give prizes out for the biggest yellow and the biggest black timber rattler as well as the biggest snake.
The kids at the event always get a kick out of seeing the snakes. People who are afraid of the snakes usually stay away. I know my daughter wouldn't go within a hundred miles of any snake.
Mountain girl, Paula, logging out.

1 comment:

brixius said...

My father-in-law has a hunting camp (Buckeye) off of 414 just west of Morris. Our family spends a few weekends up there each summer, and we love it. Our favorite activity is to hang out in the creek with our pit bull, Chloe. My daughter was sick, so we missed the Roundup this year. I wrote about our trips here: http://www.savvygrouse.com/2009/06/08/going-up-county/