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Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)

Record Information
Created: February 19th, 2021 - 05:12 PM
Last Modified: February 26th, 2021 - 02:27 PM
Entered by: Stan Boder
Record # 178369
Observation Information
County: ----Hidden----
Time: 2020-05-16 10:16:00
Qty: 32
Age: --
Sex: --
Air Temperature: 77.00F
Cloud Cover: -----
Weather Conditions: -----
Elevation: 2093.00ft
Habitat: This is a den site on a steep, southwest-facing slope overlooking an intermittent stream in a narrow side valley. The denning habitat occupies a band of rock approximately 150ft below the brow of the slope. The rock is Pottsville sandstone. At the east end of the site, there is a vein of small, partially-embedded boulders in a thicket of beech brush with an overstory of widely-spaced red maples and black birch. Continuing west, the rock is patchy for about 500ft, at which point the slope turns slightly more west-facing and there is a concentration of rock. Here there is an understory of mountain laurel and several large (20ft+) boulders that form a definite "point". This point is one of the primary denning areas. Just to the west, the overstory and the laurel thin out, but the rock continues in patches. Steep areas have a cover of light green moss. After about 300ft at this level, the slope diminishes and fades into the bottom of the small side valley.
Scientific Institute: PA Fish & Boat Commission - Timber Rattlesnake Assessment Projet
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