New York Natural Heritage Program
Timber Rattlesnake
Crotalus horridus Linnaeus, 1758
Reptiles

Threats [-]
Loss of habitat, habitat fragmentation, mining, road mortality, illegal collecting, persecution, and pathogenic organisms are all considered threats to timber rattlesnake populations.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
Nuisance response efforts aimed at moving rattlesnakes out of areas where they may be harmed are in effect in some areas and these efforts may be useful in other locations where homes are located within the summer foraging habitat. Timber rattlesnakes should be taken into consideration when determining trail placement on public lands. Mitigation measures to manage the adverse effects of habitat fragmentation should be developed and implemented.

Research Needs [-]
Standardized survey protocols need to be developed and implemented at all known and potentially suitable sites to document the character, quality, and extent of occupied habitat.