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4670
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The timber rattlesnake is an important part of the forest ecosystem. Loss of habitat through development reduces its numbers. The snake also has an undeserved reputation as a creature to be feared. People encountering it often kill it, when all the snake wants is to avoid people. Herpetologist John Sealy discusses positive values of the rattlesnake and why it should be protected.
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6793
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The rat snake is one of the most widely distributed and abundant of all the North Carolina snakes. Two subspecies inhabit the state, the black rat snake, found in the piedmont and mountains, and the yellow rat snake, found in the lower coastal plain. The largest one ever found in North Carolina measured over seven feet. This snake feeds mostly on rodents and small mammals, with an occasional visit to chicken houses for variety. However, their extensive predation on rodent pests more than makes up for the occasion chicken or bird egg.
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8315
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The canebrake rattlesnake is one of the most impressive and colorful of all the eastern rattlesnakes. It commonly attains a length of almost five feet. In North Carolina it is found most frequently in the low grounds and pocosins of the Coastal Plain. Breeding occurs in the spring, and the young are born alive. Small mammals make up the main food of this snake.
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30061
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The timber rattlesnake and the canebrake rattlesnake are two subspecies of the rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, thought to occur in the eastern United States. This study examined variation in pattern, adult size, and morphology among rattlesnake species in North Carolina and other eastern states.
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Brimleyana (NoCar QL 155 B75), Vol. Issue 12, Sept 1986, p57-74, il, map, bibl Periodical Website
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34401
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Timber rattlesnakes vary geographically across the North Carolina Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. The timber rattlesnake and canebrake rattlesnake are two forms of the same species which vary in their identifying characteristics and behaviors. This article discusses the biology and ecology of these snakes.