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Timber Rattlesnake

Crotalus horridus


Approximately 4 foot long male timber rattlesnake.


This timber rattlesnake was rescued from a man's basement by a friend and fellow herpetologist who does rattlesnake research. We arranged to do a photo shoot at a secluded area and were able to get some lovely photos. Timber rattlesnakes are very loyal to their home ranges and den sites so they die about 99% of the time when relocated more than 8-10 miles. My friend is trying to work out a way to move these animals a safe distance away but in a manner in which the snake will survive.

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LisaPowers 4 years ago

As this is a sensitive species, and like all species, is worthy of our protection, the locality information has been altered to protect this organism.

KarenL 6 years ago

Hey Lisa, we have a new mission for Snakes of the United States created by the Center for Snake Conservation that you might like to add this beauty & your other wild snake spottings to -

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Thanks Janson! And for the record...I have climbed MT. Dora ;-)

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Hi Janson,
Thanks for the kind words. I see you are from Sorrento, FL. I spent many a summer there when I was growing up. And I too have been checking out your work and am a fan!

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Maria dB: It was found in Dekalb County, TN

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Thanks all!

Atul 6 years ago

wow ,this is so cool!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Where did you see it?

NeilDazet 6 years ago

That is a good lookin' timber rattler. I've yet to see one in the wild, but I hope to someday. Nice job with the photography. An excellent spotting!

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.98, Long: -85.83

Spotted on Apr 28, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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