timber rattlesnake

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timber rattlesnake

A venomous rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) of the central and eastern United States, typically having a yellowish-brown color and wide transverse bands on the back.

tim′ber rat`tlesnake

a rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, of the eastern U.S., usu. having dark crossbands..
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Noun1.timber rattlesnake - widely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United Statestimber rattlesnake - widely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United States
rattler, rattlesnake - pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
Crotalus, genus Crotalus - large rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey
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This vaccine was created specifically against venom from Western Diamondback rattlesnakes and is most effective against this snake's venom, but since venom from many other rattlesnakes is similar, this vaccine may also provide protection against venoms of the Prairie rattlesnake, Great Basic rattlesnake, Northern and Southern Pacific varieties, Sidewinder, Timber rattlesnake, Massasauga, and Copperhead.
It's interesting to note that one particular tract of state land along the lake is home to a sizable timber rattlesnake population.
Depending on the circumstances (and the snake's mood, presumably), a timber rattlesnake may choose to strike its prey with only one fang and to pump out little or no venom when it does so.
Male reproductive cycle, age at maturity, and cost of reproduction in the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus).
The venom used in its production came from Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes, so it is considered most effective for that species, but it is assumed to protect against related venoms, such as the Western Rattlesnake (including the Prairie, Great Basin, Northern, and Southern Pacific varieties), Sidewinder, Timber Rattlesnake, Massasauga, and Copperhead.
managed to save his own life on Sunday after being bitten by a venomous timber rattlesnake.
He has fought against the ravages of overdevelopment in our state to help save indigenous wildlife, like the eastern timber rattlesnake and the barred owl, from local extinction.
Other than that, around 1812, one resident died following the bite of a timber rattlesnake.
Although Conway (1978) states that eight snake species were observed, he mentions only six by name: cottonmouth, copperhead, timber rattlesnake, gray ratsnake, water snake (Nerodia sp.
In America, he spies on a timber rattlesnake as it hunts warm-blooded prey at night.
In America, David spies on a timber rattlesnake as it hunts warm-blooded prey at night.
The endangered timber rattlesnake is getting a high-tech helping hand from a team of Purdue University researchers in veterinary medicine, forestry, and natural resources.

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