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
- 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.
I found the one above crawling across my driveway at
my home in New River, Bradford County August of
There are some
records of Canebrake
Rattlesnakes in the
However very rare.