Now these snakes are protected by the state of Michigan and considered rare. I remember finding them in the road sunbathing all the time, and my dad would take a stick and fling them into the woods so no one ran them over.
West Virginia’s State Reptile, the timber rattlesnake.
5' Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Jerry's Photos Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox The Western diamondback rattlesnake is the largest western rattlesnake. It has a plump body, a short tail, and a broad, triangular head that is very distinct from the body. It can be yellowish gray, pale blue, or pinkish and has dark diamond shape marks down its back. The diamondback has tubular fangs with which it injects its prey.