Since timber rattlesnakes
are an endangered species, he had to get approval from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to kill it.
have long been extinct in Worcester County, and copperheads are gone, too.
Three other relatively abundant and frequently observed (i.e., during 7 of 8 surveys) species (racer, gray ratsnake, timber rattlesnake
) were also conspicuous as they openly basked atop leaf litter or rocks.
in Vermont and New York: Biology, History and the Fate of and Endangered Species
Specifically, killing a timber rattlesnake
in New York is a misdemeanor under state law.
(22.) Reinhart HK, Cundall D and Bushar LM: Foraging behavior of the timber rattlesnake
, Crotalus horridus.
Montgomery resident Chad Cross was hunting turkey in the woods near the Farmington subdivision when a deadly timber rattlesnake
bit his leg, local television station (http://www.wsfa.com/story/22083814/rattlesnake-bits-hunter-hunter-uses-kit-to-save-his-life) WSFA reports.
Feeding experience among timber rattlesnakes
(Crotalus horridus) increased the responsiveness of the snakes to chemical cues of the prey, facilitating location of potential ambush sites (Clark, 2004).
Ecology and behavior of the timber rattlesnake
(Crotalus horridus) in the upper Piedmont of North Carolina: identified threats and conservation recommendations.
French, while there is not one documented case of a person in Massachusetts dying from a timber rattlesnake
bite in more than 100 years, humans have purposely killed countless timber rattlesnakes
over the same period.
As he continues his journey in search of some of the most dangerous - and endangered - reptiles in America, Mark travels to the Appalachian Mountains, a beautiful region and one of the last natural breeding grounds for the Timber rattlesnake
Two subspecies of Crotalus horridus Linnaeus are currently recognized: the timber rattlesnake