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This rattlesnake has a golden brown body with dark crossbands. Most southern forms have a reddish-orange stripe that runs down the back. This snake has keeled scales, a vertical pupil (not round), and an obvious heat-sensing pit between the eye and nostril.
Wooded areas, rocky outcrops, and swampy marshlands.
Spotted on Aug 29, 2002
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012