Timber Rattlesnake

Crotalus horridus

Like all rattlesnakes, the canebrake timber rattlesnake kills its prey by striking and injecting it with venom through a pair of fangs. If the animal flees, it does not make it far before succumbing to the venom. The rattlesnake then follows a scent trail leading it to the fallen animal.

Fact File

lengthLength: Up to 6.3 ft
venomousVenomous: Venomous
habitatHabitat: Rocky hillsides, fields, woodlands and swamp
dietDiet: Small mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians