This one saddened and infuriated me. I saw a truck in front of me swerve over to the opposite shoulder then back to his lane. Sadly, this protected species was just hit on purpose.
Seen on the road around 6pm
First Snyder County record for this species, found while driving through the state forest at night while it was crossing the road.
Observed this individual crossing a road several hours after sunset. Of course I stopped and made sure that it made it across the road safely.
Devil's Den, Arkansas
This Timber Rattler was approximately five feet long and had 14 buttons including tip of tail. The temperature at the time was in the lower 50s.
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.