They're purty, but they can't rattle to tell you they're there. This is a post for the PA folks, since we don't have them in California - this one is on the trail to Chickies Rock along the Susquehanna in Lancaster. There's supposedly a monster that lives around Chickies Rock (the Albatwitch) but copperheads are known to exist and are therefore more worth looking out for:
Note the thick brow-ridge, the idiotic grin, and the death-grip on the beverage. You can email this handsome devil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rattlesnake Encounter Map
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