I don't even class them as proper snakes. Too small and non deadly lol. Used to have a lot of grass snakes in the water in Geneva. Very surreal sat sunbathing and they just swim or slither across you. Quite friendly really. Have only seen a handful of grass snakes up here guess like many thing they are threatened with habitat distraction so will see less and less.Very nice snake,be a few years old being that big,,,mind you warm weather lots of rats /mice equals big snake,,,,rasputin we have adders and grass snakes,nowhere near as big as that one but just as nice,
Most canebreak or timber rattlers are around three feet long. This is a gargantuan one. I met a turkey hunter last year who had been bitten by one in the mountains of Tennessee, after the wildlife department had stocked the area with some from South Carolina. He was not too happy about it.
The Eastern Diamondback can get to eight feet or so. Six footers are not uncommon. That is more snake than you want biting you. Luckily, they are not as aggressive as the water moccasin and copperhead are.