Vermont Is Planning to Install Rattlesnake Road Crossings
June 2, 2021 at 4:11PM
The exact number and size of the snake tunnels will likely be determined by funding, but Hilke's department has asked the Vermont Department of Transportation to pay for five culverts, each about eight feet wide and four feet high. Unlike culverts designed to carry water, these crossings would be dry and specifically for snakes, though lots of other wildlife would likely use them, Hilke said. To ensure the snakes use the tunnels, three-foot-high plastic fences on each side of the road would funnel them toward the openings.