Largest Timber Rattlesnake Ever Recorded

Largest Timber Rattler Ever Recorded

The largest timber rattler was 6 feet, however recent sources say the largest is 6.2 feet. Average adult timber rattlesnakes are 2.5–5 feet long and 1.1–3.3 lbs.

Timber Rattlesnake

Timber rattlesnakes have yellow, brown, or gray heads with dark lines from eye to mouth.

Diet

Timber rattlesnake venom, like other vipers, kills humans. Timber rattlesnake bites are rare. Timber rattlesnakes avoid humans by staying still or escaping.

Appearance

Yellow, tan, brown, and gray are popular body hues. The creature's dark stripes become V-shaped near the tail.

Danger

Timber rattlesnake venom, like other vipers, kills humans. Timber rattlesnake bites are rare. Timber rattlesnakes avoid humans by staying still or escaping.

Habitat

Timber rattlesnakes live from East Texas to North Florida. Deciduous forests with steep slopes are its preferred habitat.

Snakes Mistaken for Timber Rattlesnakes

“Mimic” nonvenomous snakes can mislead poisonous ones. Many nonvenomous snakes resemble timber rattlesnakes. Snakes are renowned for this.