May 01, 2014

This is a cane brake rattlesnake we saw in the Great Dismal Swamp. It was beside a boardwalk and I was unable to get a face on shot.
I like the colours and patterning.

Crotalus horridus.

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. Adults range from 30-60 in (76-152 cm) with the record being more than 6 feet (183 cm) long.

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