on a the trail at lick creek
Crotalus horridus flipped under a large board pile.
Individual was very young, only 2 segments of rattles. Found curled up next to a rock, next to a log. We tried to tube the individual but it was too small for the snake tongs. It got away and went down a hole.
Crotalus is a genus of venomous pit vipers found only in the Americas from southern Canada to northern Argentina. The name is derived from the Greek word krotalon, which means "rattle" or "castanet", and refers to the rattle on the end of the tail which makes this group (genera Crotalus and Sistrurus) so distinctive. 32 species are currently recognized.