Click on the myths to learn the facts about timber rattlesnakes and the Mount Zion introduction project.
Respect snakes, keep your distance, and watch where you put your hands and feet – this would prevent virtually ALL snakebites.
The timber rattlesnake represents important cultural heritage as well. The iconic Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” revolutionary battle flag bears the image of a timber rattlesnake. Ben Franklin was fascinated by the timber rattlesnake and referred to the snake as a symbol of America because it is “an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.”
Timber rattlesnakes are a classic example of a species vulnerable to extinction and least likely to get out of control.
Anne Stengle admires a pair of timber rattlesnakes.