It is always exciting to find Timber Rattlesnakes. I would have loved to see a den back in the days when you could
see ridiculous numbers of them just sitting, soaking up the sun. Even today, there are dens where I have seen eight
individuals at a time, but this pales in comparison to how many there were at one time. It is unfortunate that rattlesnakes
have come under such scrutiny from the public. A lot of people view them as a symbol of evil, and go out of their way
to try to rid the world of these "horrible creatures." The reason that rattlesnakes are hated is because they are
feared. I hope that I can somehow teach people not to fear, but to respect these animals, and not just the rattlers,
but snakes in general.