timber rattlesnake

noun

Definition of timber rattlesnake

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

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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 Copperheads, timber rattlesnakes and eastern massasauga rattlesnakes are the three species of venomous snakes in Pennsylvania, according to the Fish and Boat Commission. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "Pennsylvania woman bitten by venomous copperhead snake while doing laundry," 19 June 2019 Greenville Police Officer Marissa Morrison, the city’s only female officer, has been in the ICU at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery since early Monday morning when she was bitten by a timber rattlesnake while on duty. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Alabama police officer in ICU, gets 16 vials of antivenin after on-duty rattlesnake bite," 19 June 2019 Called Snake Acres, the area is filled with timber rattlesnakes, and these have come into contact -- and bitten -- humans and pets, outdoor magazine Outside Online reported. Fox News, "New York town learned to live with rattlesnakes," 14 June 2019 According to wildlife experts, the timber rattlesnake is the largest venomous snake in New York with a record length of 74 ½ inches. Fox News, "New York man trying to jump-start car gets a venomous surprise," 22 June 2018 The licensed season for timber rattlesnakes and northern copperheads, one of Pennsylvania’s other venomous snakes, runs from the second Saturday in June until the end of July. Jason Nark, Philly.com, "Venomous passion: Pennsylvania's snake hunters head to the hills," 20 June 2018 Hunting timber rattlesnakes is an oddity in Pennsylvania because unlike, say, deer or ducks, few snakes are killed. Jason Nark, Philly.com, "Venomous passion: Pennsylvania's snake hunters head to the hills," 20 June 2018 An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine — the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake. Fox News, "Man jumpstarting car finds rattlesnake under hood," 22 June 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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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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