A timber rattlesnake study in southern Ohio is the focus of a recently released WildOhio video. William Peterman, assistant professor in Wildlife Ecology and Management in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University and Andrew Hoffman, a doctoral student specializing in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, who is also with the school are featured in the video.
The timber rattlesnake is an endangered species in Ohio. The study seeks to better understand the habitat use of timber rattlesnakes and their response to forest management and land use. The study is a partnership between The Ohio State University, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Division of Forestry and the Columbus Zoo.