Picture , care of my Dad ! A real Northern Pa. Timber rattlesnake.
From: John White
Subject: Re: Timber Rattlesnake
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 07:15:46 -0400
Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) come in four different
1) Yellow - with black or dark bands - normally found in the
uplands of the Northeast.
2) Western - black or brown crossbands on a background color
of gray, brown, yellow, or tan - normally found west
of the Mississippi.
3) Southern - black crossbands on a pinkish to pale gray
background - found in the lowlands of the South.
4) Black (melanistic) - heavy, black or very dark brown bands
that cover much of the lighter background color.
- found in the uplands of the Northeast.
Both photographs are excellent examples of this beautiful snake!
Reptiles & Amphibians of Virginia (also Crocodilians)