Caverns Campground Amphitheater Program: 'Goodness Snakes Alive!'


August 18, 2021

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will present a free talk entitled “Goodness Snakes Alive!” on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 8 p.m. in the park’s campground amphitheater.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks ranger Ramona Radonich will speak about the prairie rattlesnake that is native to Montana, including the Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park ecosystem. You will learn about what makes these reptiles rattle, how to avoid being bitten and what to do if you are ever bitten by a rattlesnake.

When helping people learn about snakes, Radonich points to a quote from renowned physicist Marie Curie: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

“By understanding the nature of the rattlesnake,” Radonich said, “we can come to fear it less and instead develop a healthy respect for these amazing reptiles that will help keep us safe in rattlesnake country.”

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is about 15 miles southeast of Whitehall, along Montana Highway 2. For more information about the park, please visit or call 406-287-3541.


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