OHIO – A rare endangered Rattlesnake, a Timber Rattlesnake has been found in Eastern Ohio (Tappan Lake, Ohio) at almost 5 feet long!
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, a bystander saw the snake get hit by a vehicle on October 24 on Harrison County Road 55, about 400 yards south of U.S. Route 250 on the east end of Tappan Lake. The snake died shortly after the incident.
According to the Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife says timber rattlesnakes normally live south of this and are rarely seen in Ohio and are listed as an endangered species.
This breed of Rattlesnake has the most powerful venom but they usually have mild dispositions and normally will only attack when provoked
State wildlife biologists will test DNA from the snake to determine if it is from the area or it was moved here somehow.