Rattlesnakes in Manchester – what to do if you spot one
Beware - timber rattlesnakes are getting frisky in the woods of Manchester. They're mating, they're endangered in New Jersey, and they're dangerous.
On their Facebook page, township police say that reports have surfaced from people in Whiting's Roosevelt City section. They consulted Robert T. Zappalorti, Executive Director and President of Herpetological Associates, Inc.
He pointed out that males are on the prowl for females at this time of year, adding that they're scattered throughout the state, but locally are notable in Roosevelt City, Fox Hollow and Timber Green.
Police culled handy tips from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP):
If you are bitten, of course, call 911. To find out how to handle snake bites, the DEP web page carries an entire brochure addressing it.