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Post  Barry on Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:46 am

One of my field goals for this season is to find W. Pygmy Rattlesnake. I'm curious about the natural conditions where and when they have been found. I have cover boards in a couple of potential sites, but about what time, temperature, weather, etc is more likely to produce results?
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Post  tandy on Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:40 am

Barry,
I don't have a lot of experience hunting for w. pygmys because of my location in NW OK, but it seems that they are often found in the dead fall (pine needles, cones, etc.) of conifers. I'm sure it allows them to move about easily because of their small size and still keeps them hidden. It also seems like they are more active after heavy rains maybe due to excess water moving them from their hidey-holes especially since their habitat is the dampest area in the state. Hope it helps. Keep us posted on your finds. Anyone else have any thoughts?

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Post  Snakeman on Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:14 am

We frequently hunt and find a lot of them here in central Oklahoma.
In areas where there's are a lot of small frogs/water, at night, on the road.
If you're in an area where they can be found, you should find plenty of them.
We also find them during the day in areas much like Tandy described, but we have A LOT better luck at night on the roads.
There have been a few nights when pygmys and copperheads are all we do find. LOL.

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Post  Barry on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:10 am

Thanks......the present focus is W. Ky/Tenn. River Valley.....and my contacts in Ky have only seen the species in the deep south.
From my time in OK, I perceived that Pygmies are seen more than Timbers, with the opposite being the case for me Laughing
But I hope for some good finds and pics. Thanks again!
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