Great Barrington – On Saturday (August 12) Lynn Lanoue, a legal assistant in the law offices of Jim Lamme and Wendy Linscott on 22 Elm St., sent the following dispatch to Lamme and Linscott who were away from the office at the time.
“There was some excitement at 22 Elm yesterday. I came across a young rattlesnake on the lawn (about 2 ½ feet long) near the back porch, and called police to report it. The police, The Nature Conservancy and Shep Evans [the town’s Animal Control Officer] were here. Shep caught the snake in a cat catcher and The Nature Conservancy put it in a big galvanized can from Carr Hardware.”