Like all rattlesnakes, the canebrake timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) kills its prey by striking and injecting it with venom through a pair of fangs. If the animal flees, it does not make it far before succumbing to the venom. The rattlesnake then follows a scent trail leading it to the fallen animal.
- Where to see them: Southern United States
- Length: Up to 6.3 ft
- Venomous: Venomous
- Habitat: Rocky hillsides, fields, woodlands and swamp
- Diet: Small mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians