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Township of Winslow
Wednesday August 7th, 2019 :: 12:44 p.m. EDT


Timber Rattlesnake - Confirmed in Winslow Township, NJ

Winslow Township has received a confirmed report of a timber rattlesnake in the area of Bittlewood Avenue in the Albion section of Winslow Township. Timber rattlesnakes have a natural habitat in the area, however it is important to remember to take safety precautions.

The timber rattlesnake is basically a passive animal, but can become defensive when threatened. As endangered animals in the State of New Jersey, it’s important that residents do not approach rattlesnakes. Additionally, they could potentially deliver a venomous strike.

If you spot a snake that you believe is a timber rattlesnake, please call the NJDEP Snake Response Team at  1 (877) 927-6337 or call 911 in case of an emergency.

To learn more about timber rattlesnakes and the NJDEP snake response team visit

Township of Winslow
125 South Route 73
Hammonton, NJ 08037

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-567-0700

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