Rattlesnakes Denning

Thanks to Amanda, who forwarded me this set of photos featuring the denning behavior of rattlesnakes. Forwards are of course not always to be trusted, but this one claims the dens are in the area of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Rattlesnakes congregate for the winter, sometimes by the thousands. These look to me like prairie rattlers, the kind I mostly grew up with in Oklahoma. For more about rattlesnake denning, see The Red Hourglass


  1. You know, as much as I love nature and photography...this is just one of those sights I have no desire to see in person. The thoughts of stumbling into that unaware gives me the chills lol. (Dee}

  2. I'd love to see it. . . while wearing tall boots. :)


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