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Timber Rattlesnake

The timber rattlesnake ( Crotalus horridus ) is the only rattlesnake found in the Eastern United States and is a member of the pit viper family. In Alabama, it is sometimes called the canebrake rattlesnake. This snake is famous for being depicted on the Continental Navy's flag along with the slogan "Don't tread on me."
Photograph by Jamey Turner