Rattlesnake; almost ran over it. Must be young, not many rattles!
I nearly planted my foot on top of this individual while doing breeding bird surveys.
Killed in highway. Specimen preserved by Travis LaDuc, Texas Natural History Collection under his permit. Length 132 centimeters.
Under edge of rock. Needing to shed.
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.