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Snakes In Little River Canyon National Preserve. Timber Rattlesnake Copperhead Cottonmouth . Timber Rattlesnake. Adults are an average length of 91-152 centimeters. Has a broad triangular head.

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snakes in little river canyon national preserve

Snakes In Little River Canyon National Preserve

Timber Rattlesnake

Copperhead

Cottonmouth

timber rattlesnake
Timber Rattlesnake
  • Adults are an average length of 91-152 centimeters.
  • Has a broad triangular head.
  • The body color may be yellow, gray, dark brown or black, with dark, V-shaped crossbands across the back.
  • A distinct rattle on the end of a darkly colored tail produces a buzzing sound when vibrated.
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Timber Rattlesnake Continued
  • A Timber Rattlesnake is said to be a mild mannered member of the Rattlesnake family. Though they are less likely to jump into a fight. They can be very fierce when cornered.
  • The Toxity of this Rattlesnake is not as dangerous as the more volatile Eastern and Western Diamondbacks but still dangerous.
  • The Timber Rattlesnakes numbers are dwindling dangerously low. Due to a loss of habitat. They can be found as far North as New England and as far West as Texas.
the copperhead
The Copperhead
  • Two of Five species of Copperheads are found in Alabama.
  • The Northern Copperhead and Southern Copperhead are both stout-bodied snakes.
  • The head is noticeably wider than the neck.
  • Their head is a copper color hence the name ‘Copperhead’.
  • Both Copperheads belong to a group of snakes commonly known as “Pit Vipers.” They get this name because of a pit or hole located between the eyes and nostril. These are heat seeking sensors to find warm-blooded prey.
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  • Copperheads are found in greatest numbers in forested areas that have numerous rocky bluffs and ravines.
  • Copperheads are predators near the top of their food chain.
  • Their diet consists of small mammals (mice, moles, shrews etc…)
  • Copperheads are active during the day when it is warm. But when It is hot they are more active at night.
  • Mating takes place after hibernation.
  • The average litter size is from 6-9 but could be as low as 2 or as high as 17.
the cottonmouth
The Cottonmouth
  • Typical adult size is 30-48 inches.
  • Cottonmouths are large, aquatic, venomous snakes.
  • Heavy bodied.
  • The young are more distinctly patterned than adults.
  • They are common snakes found in wetlands.
  • Many times non-venomous water snakes are mistaken for Cottonmouths.
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  • Cottonmouths get their name from their habit of gaping their mouth open exposing the white lining of the mouth. This is their way of keeping predators away.
  • Cottonmouths like to stand their ground and are aggressive.
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