Adult between 3-4 feet long with the marking exactly as shown in our Texas Snakes book. My husband was clearing a trail in our pine/mixed woods near a creek, and the snake zipped past him and coiled up in some underbrush, where we were able to photograph it. The snake never shook its rattles, and in fact, we never could see the tip of the tail.
A neonate Timber Rattlesnake found on top of Chalk Bluff inside of Little Grand Canyon.
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.