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Timber Rattlesnake

Crotalus horridus

Description:

About a 24 inch long, beautiful timber rattlesnake.. Tan base color with jagged black bands and an burnt sienna stripe down the dorsum

Habitat:

Rural area in a kudzu covered, rocky area.

Notes:

"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."

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8 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 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.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 years ago

And while snakes do sleep, it is hard to tell. But this one would periodically flick her tongue and would follow movement. She definitely was not asleep.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 years ago

Snakes do not have eyelids and cannot close their eyes.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 3 years ago

not in 3,4,5.
The color really merges into the back ground!
in 5 eye seems to be closed.
very fascinating indeed..

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 years ago

Oh no Jemma, she is flicking her tongue out!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 3 years ago

was it napping?

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 years ago

Thanks Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 3 years ago

Beautiful..

Woodbury, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.83, Long: -86.07

Spotted on Sep 19, 2013
Submitted on Sep 22, 2013

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