FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

Timber rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

A telltale rattle shaken in the den sends us scrambling off the rocks

Virginia ’ s venomous timber rattlesnakes inhabit the western mountain regions and, less commonly, the southeastern forests and swampy areas. These snakes, 30 to 60 inches long, have a broad, triangular head, vertical pupils and a distinctive rattle at the end of the tail. Color varies from pinkish to gray, yellowish-brown or dark brown head and body, with dark brown to black zig-zag bands. Be alert and stay back from these snakes. Their bite delivers venom that causes pain, swelling, bruising and blistering at the bite location. If left untreated, timber rattlesnake venom can cause organ damage or death within 2 - 3 days. Seek immediate medical attention if bitten!

Bonnie Dixon Coiled and Hiding Photo collage on photo card stock paper Images from the public domain 12 x 12 $75


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