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What are the most common snakes in Tennessee?

July 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments · snakes

During my research on Timber Rattlesnakes I ran across an article stating that the copperhead is the most common species of snake in the southeastern United States. While within the realm of possibility, it’s completely at odds with my own personal experience as an amateur herpetologist. I became fascinated with reptiles of all kinds (especially […]

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Timber Rattlesnake spotted during Fiery Gizzard hike

June 29th, 2011 · 4 Comments · snakes

One of the most memorable reptile sightings while hiking in Tennessee was this Timber Rattler sunning itself on a ledge overlooking the canyon. Fantastic! I was hiking with my dog Sky that day – fortunately she didn’t get too curious. NOTE: I must apologize for the quality of the first couple of Timber Rattlesnake photos […]

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