Found in 2002
42" Timber Rattlesnake
I just found this rare beauty unfortunately dead on the road in my neighborhood. Looks like she was ran over. Roughly 3ft, this female (black tapered tail) was a very healthy individual.
Approximately 30" long. Healthy appearance. Just before sundown. Crossing asphalt road from mowed yard to heavy woods. Woods are mixed oak Columbia Bottomlands in San Bernard River drainage approx .5 miles from river. 75 degrees clear calm.
7.24 miles to known population of Crotalus horridus at Big Pond unit of San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
Camera phone from a safe distance.
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.