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.

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Canebrake Rattlesnake
Florida Backyard Snakes

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