At night on county road. Approximately 4 feet long.
First timer for me. Known den area that I was shown. Didn't want to make the specific location shown on the map out of courtesy. We only found this one very young specimen. The one photo shows it in the position and location where we found it. We gently moved it to get some shots of the tail and underbelly.
Rattlesnake; almost ran over it. Must be young, not many rattles!
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.