Canebrake Rattlesnake

Wade

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Crotalus horridus "atriacaudatus"

The quotes are there because many herpetologists do not acknowledge the validity of this subspecies. The species differs from the regular timbers in that it has the reddish dorsal stripe down the back, is lighter in colration, and generally gets bigger. In VA these guys are more coastal/lowland than the timbers which live in more moutainous terrain.

This is one of the "babies" that were born here at the nature center a couple of years back. This was accidental captive breeding! Wish I had a pic of the mom, she's nearly the size and shape of a blood python!

I love the new forum!

Wade
 

Wade

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I guess it would be nice if I actually posted the pic :8o
 

jwb121377

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Hehe I was about to ask if you forgot something. ;) That is a very nice looking canbrake you have there.
 

Swifty

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These are sweet! I've had this female for about 6 yrs now.
 
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Bry

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Those are some sweet rattlers, guys...

Here's one of my favorite rattler species...(not my snake, by the way)


Bry
 

Ravnos

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I prefer smaller stuff, massasaugas & lepidus... but canebrakes are incredible animals. :)



Rav
 

Phillip

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Gotta get me one of those...

Sweet pic Kelly. That one is a beauty. Now you've got me wanting to expand my hots and add that one to the list you sorry dog. :)

Phil
 
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