This is a nice little 40" timber rattler my bro-in-law killed a couple months ago while he was trying to hook up his bush-hog to his tractor. This thing was revealed after he had pushed the BH over a bit with a large post. He didn’t have his sidearm with him, like he usually does, and ended up smashing it with the post.
He was very lucky to not to got bit. A few minutes before he was cleaning off the top of the mower, so he couldn’t have been more than a couple feet from it.