> Hi All --
> Remember earlier this summer when we had the DNR driving around in
>white vans and releasing clouds of flies?
> Well -- the white vans are back.
> They're dumping rattlesnakes now.
> Makes me wonder what those DNR folks in white vans have planned for
>Ghostpalooza! next month. Time will tell ...
I am behind on my emails, so I apologize for this coming late, but a
I am wondering if the rattlesnake concern comes with reason. I am
not sure about other areas, but for some reason, we have had loads of
snakes all over the place this summer. For as long as we have lived
here (18 years) we saw perhaps under 5 snakes total. We live in the
country, way back off the road on 18 acres of mostly prairie, some
woods, and a small swamp, pond, etc. I only remember one snake...one
that was in the driveway, a small grass snake that I picked up and
showed the kids so they would not be afraid if they ever saw a snake.
That was about 6-7 years ago. This year, everywhere you look there
are snakes, some up to about foot and a half long. I haven't seen
them as I have been indoors most of the time so cannot say what kind
they were. Has anyone else noticed a larger than normal population
of snakes this year?
Another comment about rattlers in Wisconsin. About 5 years ago up
at my cottage in Townsend (on Little Horn Lake), my daughter nearly
walked into one. The door goes out near the back of the garage where
there is an old outhouse and a stack of cut firewood under some
evergreens. The snake was near the firewood. She came flying into
the house and I went out to check it out, and there, indeed was a
snake making the same noise an rattler makes. I was not about to
mess with it, so we went back into the cottage and hoped the thing
left. Never saw or heard it since. Unless there is another snake
that rattles its tail, that was definitely a rattle snake.
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