Caught on Camera

By Tom Venesky - [email protected]

Tony Hudak was traveling near Noxen last month when he slowed down to let this black-phase timber rattlesnake make its way across the dirt road. The snake is quite large and it’s not uncommon to see them crossing the road, or anywhere else for that matter, in the Noxen area.

This month signals the start of mating season for rattlesnakes, and the young will be born in August and September of next year. Mating activity increases later in the summer, which leads to more sightings.

Capture anything interesting on your hand-held or trail camera? A nice buck, bear, coyote or any other wildlife? We’d love to see it. Each week, we’ll run photos from a reader’s trail camera on the Sunday Outdoors page. Email your photo, along with date and area it was taken (township is fine), and any other details to [email protected]

By Tom Venesky

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