Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)

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Timber rattlesnake, close-up
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The timber rattlesnake is the third largest venomous snake in the United States, and can grow to around one metre in length.
  • Timber rattlesnakes feed on a variety of small mammals, birds, frogs and reptiles.
  • The timber rattlesnake is ovoviviparous, which means that instead of laying eggs, the female retains them inside her body where they later hatch.
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Timber rattlesnake description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyViperidae
GenusCrotalus (1)

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Timber rattlesnake status

The timber rattlesnake is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (October, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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