Respect the rattle: But no reason to be scared once you know the facts about snakes

They are equipped with natural night vision.

They are born with the chemical equivalent of a homing device.

They could be the key to a breakthrough in breast cancer research.

No, we’re not talking about super-scientists, but the prairie rattlesnake.

The poisonous snake with its menacing coil and diabolical-sounding rattle is actually an integral part of the ecosystem and a possible medical breakthrough.

These snakes live throughout Colorado including in open spaces in Larimer County.

Once the snakes come out of hibernation this month or next, hikers may spot them at the Devil’s Backbone or Red Mountain Open Space.

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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