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Old July 18th, 2018, 09:08 AM #1
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Rattlesnakes back in Western Md.

So, When I was a kid and always stayed at our farm on Savage Mountain, in the late70's early 80's, my grandfather would kill probably 10 rattlesnakes each summer. that number slowly dwindled down to zero through the years.

In 2001 I built a house on the farm and have never seen any rattlesnakes from then until now.

last year all of the sudden, people were posting pics of rattlesnakes they have seen, mostly on the back roads. The rumor is that the state "reintroduced" them to Western Md. I even heard that the state traded wild turkeys to a state out west for the rattlesnakes. Now I don't know if any of that is true but I do know that people have been seeing them, a lot of them all of the sudden.

Well, low and behold, this is what I see at my entrance gate Monday afternoon
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Old July 18th, 2018, 09:11 AM #2
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Friend of mine saw one on Thurston Road in Frederick a few years ago.
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Very cool. They're out there & don't require being reintroduced.
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That's the best place to see them... daylight, out in the open.
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I've seen them on more than one occasion on Sugarloaf Mountain over the years. This guy looks like he's been eating well.
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Very cool. They're out there & don't require being reintroduced.
I have hunted up here on Savage Mountain since the early 80's and lived here full time since 2001. This is the first one I've seen since the early 90's. If they were around I would have seen them before now.
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The only rattlesnake in MD should be the Timber Rattlesnake.
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The only rattlesnake in MD should be the Timber Rattlesnake.
that's what it is.
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There have always been rattle snakes out here in my travels.
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Point Lookout GRSF a few years ago.

I see rattlers every year in GR. Even stepped on one a long time ago. Got lucky that time.

The old timers always warned to be more aware when it got hot and dry, as they came down off the high ridges then.
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