I lived in Newport, WA for 8 yrs. They say there aren't any Rattlesnakes in Selkirks. I never saw one. Maybe its too damp for them. Yet Back East they have rattle snakes in New England and that is a harsher climate than Colville and Kettle Falls. Another interesting study. Why aren't there any Rattle Snakes in the Selkirk Mtns?