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Category: NRID Photo Title: HARO: Hanging Rock State Park
File Name: DSC03778.JPG [pid 30215]Original File Size: 1280 x 960 pixels
Photographer: Robert WallaceDate photo taken: 2014-07-18
Group: REPTILE Order: SQUAMATAFamily: VIPERIDAE
SciName: Crotalus horridus ComName: Timber Rattlesnake
Timber+Rattlesnake (<I>Crotalus horridus</I>), Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina, United States
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The two rows of upper teeth can be seen in this picture. Flanking them are the sheathed fangs which are folded back to the top of the mouth. In addition, the two openings that appear to be nostrils are the heat sensing pits that give pitvipers their name. This animal was found dead on the road. It is extremely important to note that even a dead venomous snake can still be dangerous. The snake was removed from the road and pictures were taken for educational purposes.

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Juvenile. Dorsal view.

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Juvenile.

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Juvenile. Lateral View.

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Juvenile. Dorsal View.

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View of the proximity of the snake to the VC. Also, a group of park visitors who got a short educational presentation before the snake was moved off over the hill.

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Showing signs of a shed, most probably within a few days.

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Copperhead present as well.

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