How far do timber rattlesnakes travel from their den?
Timber rattlesnakes emerge (egress) from their dens in mid-April to late April, and they remain active through October.
Adult males may travel up to two miles from the den before returning in the fall.
How far will a rattlesnake roam?
How far they range is unknown, but it’s most certainly not as far as the rattlers in Wyoming. Those snakes travel up to five miles from the den! In the last decade or so some exciting research has emerged on the social lives of rattlesnakes and their use of winter dens.
Do rattlesnakes stay in one area?
Does a rattlesnake stay in one area or move from place to place? Rattlesnakes have home ranges, but they do not defend them as a territory. Because the density of rattlesnakes is dependent on the resources (how many hiding places and how many rodents), there generally aren’t a whole lot of them in any one area.
Where are rattlesnake dens found?
Rattlesnake Den LocationsRattlesnakes can spend the winter under logs and piles of wood or rock as well. It is also possible to find a rattlesnake den under a house. Protected areas under porches or decks provide snakes with shelter and a hunting ground for rats and mice.