Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Timber Rattlesnake
    • Canebrake Rattlesnake
    • Cane-brake rattlesnake
  • Scientific Names
    • Crotalus horridus
    • Crotalus atricaudatus
    • Crotalus horridus atricaudatus
    • Crotalus horridus horridus
  • German
    • Wald-Klapperschlange
  • Spanish
    • Cascabel de bandas
  • French
    • crotale des bois

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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May 23, 2016 11:10 AM EDT

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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dcarrie

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November 29, 2016 11:12 AM CST

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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dcarrie

Date

December 26, 2016 01:12 PM CST

Description

Captured in one of our snake traps. PIT tagged, measured, sexed, and released.

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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herplove

Date

June 11, 2016

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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mikeintyler

Date

May 30, 2011 10:07 AM CDT

Description

Young snake about 12-16 inches

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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mikeintyler

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April 27, 2012 09:48 AM CDT

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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petekleinhenz

Date

June 24, 2010

Description

I was teaching my fishing class when a large snake began swimming across the lake. I thought it was a watersnake until it got within twenty feet of the fishing dock. Once it was ashore, I wrangled it away from the kids and photographed the most beautiful timber rattlesnake I've ever seen.

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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petekleinhenz

Date

August 9, 2008

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Given where this snake was and how obvious it was, I would venture to say that someone ran this one over on purpose. Always sad to see but especially so in Ohio, where they are state-endangered.

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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petekleinhenz

Date

August 16, 2008

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A very endangered snake in Ohio that is barely hanging on in the state.

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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petekleinhenz

Date

July 31, 2009

Description

I try to take as few pictures of herps as possible to avoid stressing them out. Perhaps my photos suffer as a result, but I know that this species and many others are easily disturbed. This was taken about one minute after I encountered this snake, and I walked away shortly after.

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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mariealine

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June 9, 2016

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Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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lorib2

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June 10, 2016 09:55 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Crotalus horridus, commonly known as the timber rattlesnake, canebrake rattlesnake or banded rattlesnake, is a species of venomous pit viper endemic to the eastern United States. This is the only rattlesnake species in most of the populous northeastern United States and is second only to its cousins to the west, the prairie rattlesnake, as the most northerly distributed venomous snake in North America. No subspecies is currently recognized.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.
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