The Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) was named by Linneaus in 1758, and the genus name, Crotalus, literally means "hollow in the rocks" after the denning habit the Timber Rattlesnake uses.
Timber Rattlesnakes were bountied in Vermont until 1971, and designated endangered in 1987. They have a triangular shaped head to accommodate venom glands and injecting apparatus.
These elusive reptiles are only found in small, specialized habitats of Vermont. Five-lined skinks inhabit rock slides, cliffs, areas near ledges, open woods, old buildings, and it is often found near water.
When they are breeding the males have a red throat and sometimes a red face.
Vermont’s bats are in trouble. By learning to live with bats you can help with their long-term conservation.
Vermont is home to nine bat species. Five are listed as either threatened or endangered. Below you’ll find the answers to the frequently asked questions about why bats are in trouble, how to safely live with them, and what you can do to help.