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Thursday, June 20, 2013
I've seen more rattlesnakes this spring on the trails of the Front Range than I've collectively seen my whole life. Thus far, I've seen one at Mt. Falcon and two at North Table Mountain, including this guy late yesterday afternoon about a mile into a 9-mile run around the mountain.
Prior to this spring, I leapt over a rattler on Lakewood's Green Mountain one year and once saw an eastern timber rattlesnake in Shenandoah National Park. Other than that...nada. Maybe the wet spring has been good for snakes.