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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Remembering Buzztails - June 2011 - By: Dodger

With a name like "Dodger Lizard Crew" you'd expect that we'd have some love for reptiles.  So on Saturday, we took a little trip up to the Noxen Rattlesnake Roundup.  This annual affair serves as the primary fundraiser for the Noxen Fire Department and is one of several rattlesnake hunts held each year in Pennsylvania.  If you've never gone to one of these, I highly encourage you to check it out some time.  It's a fun carnival atmosphere that is an excellent way to view and learn about this misunderstood and mythical creature of the Commonwealth.  Please note that no snakes are killed during these events.  Each animal is carefully tagged and measured and, as dictated by Pennsylvania law, returned to the exact spot where it was initially captured by dusk Sunday evening.  Come on along on a photo journey with us!

Some of the curious onlookers at the Noxen Rattlesnake Roundup

A few of the snake hunters inside "The Pit"

Ah yes, that's what we came to see!

A snake hunter displays her catch

Bill Wheeler of the Keystone Reptile Club answers questions while holding a timber rattlesnake

My snake watching team

Annalie was pretty happy to win some prizes...

...and enjoy some of the rides and games, but notice the look on her face - "Hey, where's Sadie going?"

Sadie had other things on her mind...

Looks like we have a future snake hunter in the family!!!

1 comments:

Heather Cook (Lady-Magpie) said...

I have a total fear of snakes and am very grateful that here in UK we don't have any dangerous ones to worry about, perhaps the adder but that can only give you a nasty weak vemumous bite. I once tried to learn about snakes but failed when I thought a puff added was someone that passes wind in the bath and counts the bubbles, the old jokes are the best. Enjoyed your post and pics even if I closed my eyes for some of them.

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