Snake Tracks Field Update for 6/20/13

21 Jun

Field update for the Earthshine Nature Programs Snake Tracks Timber rattlesnake conservation project for June 2o, 2013.

Zoe has moved about 1/3 of a mile to the south east since I released her a couple of weeks ago after her transmitter surgery.  I am amazed that she has moved so far in such a short time after having major surgery–truly amazing!  Even more amazing is that I  found her in almost the exact location, on almost exactly the same day,  as this time last year!  She was coiled under brush at the edge of a clearing on the mountain above the waterfall only about 50-75 feet from some well drilling machinery!  She looked drab and is possibly getting ready to shed her skin.

Utsanati has moved several hundred feet to the southeast and was on the edge of the power line access-way.   I found him in a resting coil in an area where he could thermoregulate yet remain protected by a log he could retreat under if need be.  He looked beautiful and clean,  as if he has recently shed his skin.

Take a look at the video from today below.

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It is our goal at ENP to promote wildlife conservation through exciting hands-on education, outreach programs and online with our nature videos.

I am not paid to operate ENP or to conduct wildlife conservation activities. ENP is a 100% volunteer operated project designed to educate you about these greatly misunderstood and amazing animals and hopefully, to impart to you, their beauty, uniqueness and intrinsic value to a healthy Earth and healthy humans.

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Music by The Steep Canyon Rangers used with written permission.

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2 Responses to “Snake Tracks Field Update for 6/20/13”

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