Podcast: Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes have a lot of misconceptions or folklore surrounding them and are often perceived as mysterious and are generally misunderstood.
Western Rattlesnake. Photo by D. Herasimtschuk
Western Rattlesnake. Photo by D. Herasimtschuk.

Rattlesnakes have a lot of misconceptions or folklore surrounding them because they are often perceived as mysterious and are generally misunderstood. Colorado Parks and Wildlife species conservation coordinator Tina Jackson has spent the last 20 years learning about snakes, and she shared her knowledge of rattlesnakes in this Colorado Outdoors podcast.


 Podcast hosted by Mark Johnson. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management.

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  1. We live at 6,800 ft. Altitude ( Falcon Co.) and in the 11 years I have lived here I have seen one bull snake . Question : Is it true that for the most part snakes live below 7,000 ft. Altitude and is that probably the reason I have seen very few snakes ??? We are outside a lot, and since I am from the East I am always looking for snakes …and am sure not complaining any at all about not finding many !! Thank you !!

    1. Elevation is certainly a limiting factor with snake species so the higher you go the less snakes you will see. 7,000ft is still within the comfort zone of a good number of species and there are a few that will go over 10,000 ft on a nice day.

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