Crotalus horridus (Canebrake Rattlesnake)
East Louisiana - Summer 2014
This female canebrake was found on a pile of deadfall that Armin had previously been by earlier that day. I decided to re-check it, and was greeted with this girl stretched out over the fallen tree.
I am under the impression that this gravid female was selectively thermoregulating her belly fully of babies by stretching it out over the warmest part of the log, in the sunniest part of the ridge.