- Today, every state inhabited by timber rattlesnakes has laws protecting the species, including Texas. In Texas, it is listed as a threatened species. This means that people cannot take, transport, have in their possession or sell timber rattlesnakes.
After snapping two quick pics, we drove past the snake and let him go on his merry way. Of course, next time I set food in a wooded area I'm definitely going to think about this big guy prowling around in the undergrowth!