Friday, September 22, 2006

Rattlesnakes at NY Highway Rest Area

(Painted Post, New York) Now that cool autumn weather has arrived, the infestation of timber rattlesnakes, Crotalus Horridus, at the Interstate 86 rest area outside Corning is no longer a problem. The area is in the southern Finger Lakes region.

Timber Rattlesnake
Crotalus Horridus

The snakes are still there but the ambient temperature has forced them into their dens. Consequently, New York upstaters don't have to worry about stepping on them.

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