Since 2 February, fence lizards continue to bask on sunny days but the rattlesnakes have been out of sight and their low body temperatures suggest that they have not been basking.
However, another new unmarked rattlesnake was spotted today at 1:02PM, laying partly in the sun at the refuge used by most of the other telemetered animals. This one had a complete unbroken rattle of 7 segments plus the birth button and was a different rattlesnake than the one I saw on 2 February. It was in a place where I could not have captured him before he escaped so I didn’t disturb him/her. This is, indeed, a popular refuge. I can barely wait to see if all these rattlesnakes return next winter!