Photo: Edward J. Wozniak D.V.M., Ph.D., (PHIL)
Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus (Venomous)
The Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, can reach an adult size of about five feet in length. The record specimen for this species was a little over six feet in length. The Timber Rattlesnake has over two dozen common names, which vary depending on what part of the country you are in. They feed mostly on small mammals, but have been known to eat other snakes. Like all venomous snakes, they should not be handled.