I’m just thinking back to last year when officials in Massachusetts wanted to create a colony of Timber rattlesnakes on Mt Zion Island at the Quabin Resivoir. The major concern was that the snakes would swim away from the island.
Last week a family boating on a North Carolina lake captured video of the moment a swimming rattlesnake swam up to their boat. Wayne Robbins of Tennessee posted a video to Instagram showing his family's encounter with the large timber rattlesnake.
While the ultimate outcome remains far from certain, the study is a bright spot -- if a tenuous one -- in the search for a treatment for Alzheimer's, where more than 100 experimental drugs have failed. Biogen Surges After Positive Results in Alzheimer's Trial.
Fun on The Cape
As the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" programming draws to a close, the shark activity on Cape Cod is far from over. On Friday in Nauset, lifeguards evacuated more than a dozen surfers and swimmers from the waters after a shark was spotted attacking a seal.
Twitter user Ken Martin, of Boston, shared video from just moments after the shark attack, as a bloody seal carcass floated just feet from the shore. Another video by Martin shows a somewhat chaotic scene as surfers and lifeguards call out to those in the ocean, waving them to come back in.
"Shark just took out a seal in the middle of 20 surfers" just 30 feet from the shore, Martin tweeted.