Found at rocky overlook in karst topography. Overlook is on top of mountain ridge. Low shrubs and grass on rocky overlook. Rattlesnake was approximately 5' long.
Hit by a car
Crotalus horridus, commonly known as timber rattlesnake, canebrake rattlesnake or banded rattlesnake, is a species of venomous pit viper found in the eastern United States. This is the only rattlesnake species in most of the populous northeastern United States. No subspecies is currently recognized.