Timber Rattlesnake

Timber Rattlesnake
Classification(s) : Predator
Cat Name : Adder
Common Name : Timber Rattlesnake
Scientific Name : Crotalus horridus
Other Name(s) : Canebrake rattlesnake, Banded rattlesnake
Physical Description :

Sometimes called the ‘Rattling Adder’, this type of adder possess a stout body, broad, triangular head and narrow neck. The ground color of the scales is typically yellow, brown, rust, but might be gray or black. The banding on the back of the snake runs around the body in stripes, and is typically rather high contrast, being dark against a paler background. Perched on the end of the dark tail is a tan rattle that they shake when they feel threatened.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 35 – 60 Inches (91 – 152 Centimeters)

Behavior :

Rattlesnakes are ambush hunters who wait for their food to walk by them. They are able to take very small cats, but prefer small mammals. They climb amounts rocky ledges, into trees, and can swim very well. They prefer not to attack grown cats, and a cat might walk past one without noticing it.

Social Organization :

Solitary, with Annual Gatherings; Through most of the year they are solitary, but they come together in winter to hibernate, and will mate as they come out of hibernation in the late spring or early summer.

Approval Level : Admin; Due to the extremely dangerous nature of the Rattlesnake, they must be approved by an Administrator.
Danger Level : High (All cats are vulnerable);

The venom of the Rattlesnake is extremely deadly, and can slay any cat. This makes it fortunate that they rarely hunt cats, as they do not frequently have access to those small enough for them to consume.