This was even a larger Timber Rattlesnake from the one that I spotted a few weeks ago. It was only about 100 feet from the same location as the previous one had been spotted.
Was such a beautiful snake. It's belly was full so had obviously just eaten something.
Two rattlers observed crossing road, on warm early summer night.
Basking on rock collected
"Canebrake" rattlesnake feels like a more appropriate term for this area.
This record gleaned from field journals I kept between 1968 and 2002. The first 6500+ records I posted on iNat had photo documentation, but now I am posting these records which do not have photos just to provide the data point for the species and location as best as I can for the historical record. I will also add a number to represent the approximate number of individuals of this species I recorded on the given day if more than one.
In my old journals this location is only recorded as "near Westlake, Bleckley County, Georgia". In the late 60s there was an area of abandoned buildings in a rural setting where we regularly hunted snakes. There were several nearby creeks, brushy fields, lots of scattered tin roofing on the ground, etc. I'm sure the area is populated with humanity now. The location is shown as close as I can get to the original location.
Crotalus horridus is a species of venomous pitviper found in the eastern United States. This is the only rattlesnake species in most of the populous northeastern United States and was featured prominently in the American Revolution, specifically as the symbol of the first Continental Navy in the First Navy Jack. No subspecies are currently recognized.