An extremely active timber rattlesnake den in Bath, New York now has trail camera technology watching it 24/7.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has set up a trail cam to take time-lapse photography of an active snake den in Bath, New York.
For five years the DEC has been observing rattlesnake populations and activity, and now the effort has been paying off.
According to the video, the den stayed active up until near the end of September with a temperature of 63 degrees.
That den has snakes coming and going all day and all night!
At the 30-second mark a big one shows up and just disappears into that small opening and at 55 seconds you can get a really good look at the "rattle."
The NYS DEC is very secretive of the location of these dens since the animals are a protected species.