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Timber Rattlesnake

Crotalus horridus

Description:

Timber rattlesnakes are large, heavy-bodied snakes characterized by dark crossbands or chevrons on a lighter background. This species usually has a black tail, but there is considerable variation in the overall color of individual snakes.

Habitat:

Generally, this species is found in deciduous forests in rugged terrain.

Notes:

Treatment for North American pit viper snakebite (all rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths): Polyvalent crotalid antivenin (CroFab - Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine)).

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BethAngermeier
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BethAngermeier

Illinois, USA

Spotted on May 13, 2012
Submitted on May 14, 2012

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