Trip Details

Location: Jackson County, Iowa

Weather: About 76 degrees. Low Wind.

Time: Noon

Herpers: Jim Scharosch & Matt Ricklefs

Account by: Matt Ricklefs

Photos by: Matt Ricklefs

Well we actually squeezed out another trip so we headed for the hills. We worked our way toward one rock outcrop that may or may not be a rookery area but does often have Timbers holed up in the spring and fall as it is fairly close to a den. As it turned out, one was home. An approximately 24 inch Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). We took some in situ shots so not to disturb it too much.

This was a short post as that was it for the day, but it confirms that this outcrop is well utilized and an area we need to keep an eye on.

Happy Winter!

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