Crotalus horridus atricaudatus
  • Average size:  36-60 inches; Record 74.5 inches.  Young are 11-16 inches at birth.
  • Range:  Found in only 8 or 9 counties in north Florida.  From Alachua and Dixie
    County west to Hamilton County and Suwannee County.
  • Diet:  Mainly rodents and birds.
  • Status:  Still common in some parts.  Numbers have been declining mainly because of
    habitat reduction and senseless killing.  
  • This rattlesnake should be given a healthy respect and left alone.  The color pattern
    makes this snake very hard to see.

Canebrake Rattlesnake
Florida Backyard Snakes

There are some records of
in the
Florida Panhandle.
However, they
're rarely s