Landscapers spotted a rattlesnake in the tall grass in front of the community garden on Stonebridge Road on April 27, prompting an email warning to gardeners to tread carefully at least until the tall grass is mowed down.
“OVA’s landscaping company was doing some weed whacking and spotted the snake. So just be aware,” said OGC president Pat Olive.
Rattlesnakes are not uncommon at this time of year as they emerge in the spring to sun themselves. They are usually spotted on or near rock formations that tend to provide a good source of springtime warmth.
There was almost no activity in the gardens on Saturday, the day after Olive’s email went out. Maybe it wasn’t just due the the damp weather.