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Timber Rattlesnake (Southern Variation)

Crotalus horridus

Description:

Approximately 55 inches in length with 16 rattles; this Timber Rattlesnake possessed dark bands with the reddish stripe along the midorsal region as well as the dark band behind the eye characterizing this as the southern variation

Habitat:

Found sunbathing on the road leading into the park at Bodie Island Lighthouse by a wooded area and wetland

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3 Comments

TerrenceRoss
TerrenceRoss 8 years ago

Rare shot

Doug Sires
Doug Sires 8 years ago

Beautiful coloration.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

Please be sure to add this one to the Center for Snake Conservation mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1202...

Matthew37
Spotted by
Matthew37

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2010
Submitted on Nov 4, 2012

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