Audrey found a rattlesnake’s rattle while cleaning brush for the Mardi Gras party our community had recently and she gave it to Mitchell.
We’ve been told that a rattle snake gets a new button on its tail for each year it survives. But really its a new button for each time it sheds its skin. For some snakes that’s a yearly event. For others they might shed a couple of times annually, thus collecting more buttons like badges of honour.