|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.
There are some records of
in the Florida Panhandle.
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