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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Crotalus atrox

Description:

Rattlesnake at Galveston Island beach in Texas.

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10 Comments

Logan Pinty
Logan Pinty 5 years ago

Amazing snake

17chszeman
17chszeman 8 years ago

Rattlesnakes are named from the vibratin rattle on their tails to warn away pretadors

Amazing picture! Can I use this for educational programming?

Jaime Gonzalez
Katy Prairie Conservancy
jaime@katyprairie.org

CarMaxwell
CarMaxwell 8 years ago

Thank you for the id suggestion.

CarMaxwell
CarMaxwell 8 years ago

Yes, he was rattling, I used a telephoto of course! He was one the dunes where we were walking back from the beach.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

Lovely Western Diamondback!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Stunning!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

B e a u tiful spotting!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

That's a great warning stance! Awesome shot!

geertvd
geertvd 8 years ago

Nice! Is it my imagination, or is he actually using his rattle at that moment ? (it looks like it's moving)

CarMaxwell
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Spotted on Mar 7, 2009
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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