NOCTURNAL HABITS OF SNAKES
To the Editor:—
In The Journal, May 16, 1959, pages 268 to 272, is a good article by McCreary and Wurzel on poisonous snake bites. On page 270 is a puzzling statement that "All the Crotalidae are front-fanged serpents, generally nocturnal in their habits, and usually capable swimmers."
I am in my late 60's, have lived all my life in what may be correctly called rattlesnake country, and have seen many rattlesnakes in their natural...