All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Timber Rattlesnake</strong>
<em>Crotalus horridus</em>
I'm not especially freaked out by snakes, but I was glad there was a thick sheet of plexiglass between me and this guy at the Tennessee Aquarium! The Timber Rattler is a pit viper, it can...
Timber Rattlesnake
Crotalus horridus
I'm not especially freaked out by snakes, but I was glad there was a thick sheet of plexiglass between me and this guy at the Tennessee Aquarium! The Timber Rattler is a pit viper, it can hunt in pitch dark by detecting the heat (infrared) of its prey.

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