End of the Story

Timber Rattlesnake

Last summer,  a serpent appeared on the farm.  A timber rattlesnake discovered by Jefferson the cat.   Keeping vigil, courageous cat held snake in strike pose for long minutes while the patriarch of HF retrieved the necessary means to end its sojourn around the chicken coop.  Reasoning With and Relocation were not viable options.   Note: We do not hunt rattlesnakes in the timber/wooded areas of the land. This was civilization.  Relief not pleasure was the feeling after “it” was all over.  The snake was about five feet long which is large for such snakes in the Piedmont area of Georgia.  Can one determine a snake’s age by the number of rattles? No.