Timber rattlesnake

The Timber rattlesnake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Timber Rattlesnake is one of the most ENDANGERED species in the state of New Hampshire. More

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Like other members of the pit-viper family, the timber rattlesnake has a temperature- sensitive opening, or pit, on either side of the face between and a little below the eye and nostril. This sensory organ is used to detect prey and potential predators. More

Pennsylvania's State Forests - Timber Rattlesnake Habitat Photograph of a timber rattlesnakePennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry's 2.1 million acres of State Forest lands provide the largest blocks of timber rattlesnake range remaining in the Northeastern states. More

The timber rattlesnake is a heavy-bodied snake that occurs in 2 color variations in Connecticut. The yellow variation has black or brown crossbands on a yellow, brown or gray background. More

Coloration of the Timber Rattlesnake is highly variable and ranges from sulfur yellow to brown, gray or black. More

The timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) was one of the first New World animals to capture the imagination and attention of European explorers and naturalists. More

Timber Rattlesnake: Top of the head (notice, except for the scales over the eyes, there are no large scales on the top of the head). Image of side of timber rattlesnake head. Image of front of timber rattlesnake head. More

Timber rattlesnakes have wide heads and narrow necks—a typical distinction of all venomous snakes except coral snakes (Micrurus fulvius). More

Image of Timber RattlesnakeThis is Missouri’s largest venomous snake. Generally tan or yellowish-tan, the timber rattlesnake has markings along the back which are dark brown and change from blotches on the neck to bands near the tail. More

Timber rattlesnakes have a diamond shaped head which is set off from the relatively thin neck. The pupils of the eyes are elliptical in bright light and there is a heat-sensitive pit between the eye and nostril on both sides of the head. More

Xenodontidae, timber rattlesnakes use venom (a mixture of complex proteins) to subdue their prey. Timber rattlesnakes are members of the family Viperidae, which includes vipers worldwide. More

Description: Timber rattlesnakes, which are called canebrake rattlesnake in the Coastal Plain of the Southeast, are large, heavy bodied snakes with the characteristic rattles on the end of the tail. More

The Timber Rattlesnake is the northern subspecies while the Canebrake is the southern subspecies. Both subspecies have black chevrons or cross bands. The Timber Rattlesnake has several various on its background color. More

timber rattlesnake which served as the symbol of our country. Not many people realize the timber rattlesnake was a serious consideration for our national symbol and appeared on many early flags including the famous "Don't Tread on Me" flag. More

The timber rattlesnake (Croatus horridus) is the largest of the three species of poisonous snakes found in Pennsylvania (the other two poisonous species are the northern copperhead and the endangered Massasauga rattlesnake). More

The timber rattlesnake preys mostly on small mammals, but will also eat some frogs and birds. More Information - For more information, please visit the Virginia Fish & Wildlife Information Service (direct link to species booklet). More

Timber rattlesnakes forage mainly by ambush and may consume only 6–20 meals per year. They feed mainly on mammals but also take birds, lizards, snakes, anurans, and insects. More

jpg: The timber rattlesnake's skin provides natural camouflage Range: Eastern United States Habitat: Heavily wooded upland forests with rocky outcrops Conservation Status: Not listed by IUCN Scientific More

The timber rattlesnake is an "Endangered Species" in Connecticut and strictly protected on public lands from persecution and collection. More

Today, the timber rattlesnake is listed as an endangered species by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and is known from only seven Ohio counties. More

The timber rattlesnake has a bad reputation. But in fact the snake rarely harms humans. So few rattlesnakes remain that they are considered to be a threatened species in Minnesota. These large snakes live in the forested bluffland of southeastern Minnesota. More

timber rattlesnakes average 36 to 60 inches in total length. The coloration of this species varies from blackish to yellowish to pinkish, or grayish with dark, bent crossbands aligned along the dorsal length of its body. More

The Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) is a widespread rattlesnake in the eastern and central United States. Identifying the Timber Rattlesnake is not difficult if you know where to look and what to look for. Here's how to identify a Timber Rattlesnake. More

The young of a Timber Rattlesnake may look in many ways similar to a Pygmy Rattlesnake. However, the Pygmy Rattlesnake has a strongly patterned head and relatively smaller rattle in comparison to body size. More

This is the timber rattlesnake range map-range is in brown. Wisconsin has two species of rattlesnake, the massasauga and the timber rattlesnake. The timber rattlesnake is the larger of the two. More

Timber RattlesnakeTimber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) are one of three venomous snakes of Virginia. In the state, there are two separate populations. Timber rattlesnakes are found in the mountains and piedmont areas, whereas the Canebrake rattlesnake is found in the southeast corner of the state. More

Common names

crotale des bois in French - français
Crotalus horridus in French - français
Miškinė barškuolė in Lithuanian - lietuvių kalba
timber rattlesnake in English - English
Timber rattlesnake (atricaudatus) in English - English
Wald-Klapperschlange in German - Deutsch

Order : Squamata
Family : Viperidae
Genus : Crotalus
Species : Crotalus horridus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758