timber rattlesnake

noun

Definition of timber rattlesnake

: a widely distributed rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) chiefly of the eastern U.S.

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Recent Examples on the Web Getting mauled by a bear, bitten by a timber rattlesnake, or attacked by a shark is something entirely different. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The 10 Most Gruesome, Shocking, and Bizarre Survival Stories Ever," 14 Apr. 2020 Two New Jersey herpetologists exploring an area known for its timber rattlesnakes stumbled across a rare find: a newborn two-headed rattlesnake slithering across the ground. NBC News, "Two-headed baby rattlesnake found in New Jersey Pine Barrens," 6 Sep. 2019 The reptile was found in a nest where a timber rattlesnake recently gave birth. Fox News, "Rare, two-headed rattlesnake found in New Jersey, 'probably wouldn't survive in the wild'," 6 Sep. 2019 Two employees at the organization spotted the reptile in a nest where a timber rattlesnake was giving birth late last month. USA TODAY, "Rare elephant calf, two-headed rattlesnake, another quake off Oregon: News from around our 50 states," 6 Sep. 2019 In June 2019, James McWilliams, a historian and writer who lives in Texas, wrote a piece for Outside Magazine about a small community in upstate New York that has learned to love its timber rattlesnakes. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie, BostonGlobe.com, "These animals are so ugly. But we need them.," 2 Aug. 2019 Gibbs says police also found a gun in the console and a terrarium in the backseat containing a pet timber rattlesnake. USA TODAY, "Flying goats, chile duel, ’99 Women’s World Cup statue: News from around our 50 states," 12 July 2019 Vickery Eckhoff, great-granddaughter of the original owner, clearly remembers her introduction to timber rattlesnakes. James Mcwilliams, Outside Online, "The Town That Lives with Rattlesnakes," 10 June 2019 The Northern cat-eyed snake, Brazos water snake, concho water snake, Louisiana pine snake, Big Bend blackhead snake, Texas lyre snake and timber rattlesnake are also on the list. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "See the endangered, venomous and non-venomous snakes in Texas," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of timber rattlesnake

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Timber rattlesnake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timber%20rattlesnake. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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timber rattlesnake

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Medical Definition of timber rattlesnake

: a moderate-sized venomous rattlesnake of the genus Crotalus (C. horridus) that is widely distributed through the eastern half of the United States and feeds largely on mice and other rodents

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