I found this clipping in the Perth Couier from1847. Of course I was intrigued..:) and had to find out the rest of the story.
The earliest reports of timber rattlesnakes in Canada occurred in 1669 in what is now known as Waterdown in Halton County (Logier 1939 in Smith 2001). Read here click
Stone was quarried in Waterdown from sites around the village (“The View” condominiums, and behind Walmart)
and sent across the country. Some of the stone quarried from Waterdown was used to build King’s
College at the University of Toronto. Memorial Park was the site of a sand and gravel quarry
owned by the Anderson Family.
Massasauga Rattlesnakes from the eastern Georgian Bay area, one of four remaining habitats for the rattlesnakes. Massasaugas can also be found in small numbers in the Bruce and Niagara peninsulas as well as in the Windsor area.
We see several every year – species is alive and well, thriving in fact, on Lost Channel! 100 years of legends of rattlesnakes on my family’s property. Relocating them will kill them apparently (and is really dangerous, best way to get bitten) so best to make noise and they’ll mind their own business.
First settled by non-Indigenous People in 1805—Waterdown was founded by Ebenezer Griffin in 1830 (the year he had the area surveyed into village lots). Waterdown was incorporated as its own municipality on June 5th 1878 (this would last until 1974).
“Snake Road – Sulpher Springs Road” is a scenic, twisty, easy motorcycle ride in Ontario, Canada.
ALSO: Beware of the rattle snakes! We came across one on the trail about 5 minutes from the Grotto. It was not happy and was rattling its tail like crazy at us. Stupidly, a bunch of kids were running at it and their parents clearly had NO idea of it’s venomous bite.
CLIPPED FROMThe Kingston Whig-StandardKingston, Ontario, Canada14 Jun 1899, Wed • Page 3
CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa JournalOttawa, Ontario, Canada22 May 1909, Sat • Page 1
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