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Banded Rattlesnake

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The mountains of Pennsylvania are a favorite resort of the rattlesnake,

but, though I have passed many summers in Pike County, famous for its

snakes, the only live one I ever saw in that locality was in a box at

Rowland station. The men of our party occasionally killed one and

brought it to camp as a trophy, but one of our weekend guests spent most

of his time hunting the rattler that he might take its skin back to the

city, yet without success.

It is the banded rattlesnake that is usually found in Pennsylvania. The

color is yellowish and it is marked with irregular, wide bands of dark

brown. Sometimes the snake is almost black, and it is thought that it

turns dark with age.