Like all rattlesnakes, the 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.
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Preferring to remain in the quiet and hidden, rattlesnakes only vibrate their rattles and bite in defense if they are disturbed.