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.
Lat: 35.98, Long: -85.83
Spotted on Apr 28, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012
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