Timber Rattlesnake

Crotalus horridus

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Basic Information

Order

Squamata

Family

Viperidae

Size

Timber Rattlesnakes can grow to 36-60 inches (90-152 cm) in length. They do have sexual dimorphism, with males being larger.

Weight

Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) facts, habitat, range, pictures and wildlife watching tips to help you identify the snake.

Diet

Timber Rattlesnakes are carnivores. Their primary source of food is rodents and occasionally birds. Once the prey is dead, it is swallowed whole.

Range

Timber Rattlesnakes live in the eastern United States. Their range is from New England through the northern part of Florida. However, they have extrapliated from much of their historical habitat. Their current range is patchy.

Danger

Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) are dangerous. While they are not known to be agressive, they will bite in defense. Their venom is extremely posionous.

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