beware! rattlesnakes

Since: May 08

Ticonderoga

#1 Sep 8, 2008
I recently heard that a 5 1/2 foot rattlesnake was killed on Rte. 22 in Putnam and that somebody else walking on Mt. Defiance also spotted one. Has anyone else seen any? If the stories are true, it would appear that they are expanding their home turf. Hikers and nature lovers may what to be a little more wary when enjoying the outdoors.
Me Too

Cobleskill, NY

#2 Sep 9, 2008
I have been seeing Timber rattlesnakes here in Ti/Hague for many years. In fact I know of a few places in Ti that the snakes make home every year.
threatened

Schenectady, NY

#3 Sep 9, 2008
Timber rattlesnakes are threatened species in NY State, and subject to protection under state laws.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7147.html

About two years ago, I was in the Moses Luddington ER and saw staff searching around for anti-venom. Someone had called ahead to report their husband (apparently a Darwin Award contestant) was in their backyard "playing with a rattlesnake." Never heard if this foolishness ever resulted in a bite or not.
Arlene

Farmington, CT

#4 Sep 9, 2008
Just My 02 Cents wrote:
I recently heard that a 5 1/2 foot rattlesnake was killed on Rte. 22 in Putnam and that somebody else walking on Mt. Defiance also spotted one. Has anyone else seen any? If the stories are true, it would appear that they are expanding their home turf. Hikers and nature lovers may what to be a little more wary when enjoying the outdoors.
We have had a summer home in Dresden off Dresen Hill Road for the past 25 years. I saw my first rattlesnake in August. It was on our freshly mowed lawn at 1:00 in the afternoon. About 3-1/2 to 4 ft. long! A little too close for comfort!
Raydene

Cobleskill, NY

#5 Sep 9, 2008
There has been timber rattlers here for as long as I can remember. Hog Island on Lake George is called that due to the hogs that were released there in the 1800's to get rid of the rattlers. Some rich guy wanted to make a resort on the island but needed to be rid of the snakes and it was believed that hogs would kill them.
It is in a book written in the 90's by a
the captain of the Sagamore's Morgan. His name was Drew Van something..can not remember the name of the book.
-Raydene
Just My 02 Cents wrote:
I recently heard that a 5 1/2 foot rattlesnake was killed on Rte. 22 in Putnam and that somebody else walking on Mt. Defiance also spotted one. Has anyone else seen any? If the stories are true, it would appear that they are expanding their home turf. Hikers and nature lovers may what to be a little more wary when enjoying the outdoors.
depraved indifference

Clifton Park, NY

#6 Sep 9, 2008
thank effing god for the rattlesnakes!

developers wanted to put 100+ units in the woods behind my parents' house (which is perilously close to good old tongue mountain.)

but thanks to those venomous little endangered critters (which i grew up completely petrified of -- to this day, i will still shriek like a six-year-old girl upon encountering one) THAT never came to pass.

halle-friggin'-lu-jah!
Little Mans Mom

Cobleskill, NY

#7 Sep 10, 2008
I've seen them on Tongue Mountain, not only while walking, but also slithering across the road. Ewww!
mbain4403

United States

#8 Sep 10, 2008
i saw the rattler in putnam and it was about 4 ft. it is just north of b lane. it is onm the shoulder.
Nellie Belle

Schenectady, NY

#9 Sep 13, 2008
OMG!!! I think I would 'die' if I ever saw a rattler or for that matter, ANY KIND!!! I am 'scared' to death of them. Even those little grass snakes that go into gardens...YIKES!!!!

So, please tell me 'where' they are in Ti, I'll make sure I'm NOT on that road!!!!

I'm not scared of bugs, spiders, BUT SNAKES.....
YOU BET CHA!!!!!!!

Even talking or writing about them, gives me 'goosebumps'!!!( LOL)!
Rustin9989

Arlington, VA

#10 Feb 14, 2013
I cant wait to see a rattler. I plan on hiking Tongue Mountain with a buddy this summer for that reason.
west port

Crown Point, NY

#11 Feb 15, 2013
lake shore rd many there.

Since: Apr 09

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#12 Feb 15, 2013
tongue mnt in Putnam is known to have lots of them. Being in the Adirondacks just about every known animal or mammal subject to this region you will find.

dont live in this area if you cant deal with these creatures.
Creepy

Ticonderoga, NY

#13 Feb 19, 2013
I saw one in my friends back yard who live on the portage it was a baby one tho but I herd those ones are more deadly and vicious
Sad1

Chestertown, NY

#14 Mar 26, 2013
OMG...one on the Portage...where?? I used to live on the Portage up past the Corner Market..only saw 'grass snakes', but never a rattler.

I'd probably be speechless anyway if I did see a snake. My mouth might open, but not sure I could say anything..
suck it

Ardsley, NY

#15 Mar 26, 2013
Deer Leap is a hot spot for rattlesnakes on tongue mountain.

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