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Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake

Crotalus atrox

Description:

One of the most dangerous snakes in the southwest, the Western Diamondback is responsible for the majority of snakebite fatalities in northern Mexico. While it may be dangerous, it is a beautiful snake and is necessary for controlling rodent populations. It is easily recognized by its diamond-shaped markings running down its spine.

Habitat:

desert


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41 Comments (1–25)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Wonderful patterns - yes, a very attractive snake.

Dragunov2
Dragunov2 a year ago

Absolutely one of the most gorgeous C.atrox, I've ever seen!

Wow!
Congrats!

Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 6 years ago

Thank you everyone!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Awesome! Congrats!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Cool spotting, Hunter! Congratulations!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Congratulations for this great series!

Congrats Hunter!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Congratulations Hunter !

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations Hunter! This beauty has been chosen as a runner up in the Best of 2012, reptiles category.

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Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 6 years ago

It was super boldly marked! One of my favorite snakes I've seen. I hope to go back there soon!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

That's the prettiest C. atrox I've ever seen! Maybe I should head to Arizona soon because ours here in Texas aren't that pretty :)

Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 6 years ago

Thanks everyone!

Louisa
Louisa 6 years ago

Congratulations! Great series and spotting!

Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 6 years ago

Good job nice pic

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Fantastic spot! Well done Hunter!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Wonderful series Congratulations :)

Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 6 years ago

Thank you for the comments everyone!! @Cammie this was a wild snake, found while my friends and I were walking a dirt road at night looking for snakes, tarantulas, toads, etc.

Cammie C. Myers
Cammie C. Myers 6 years ago

Gorgeous!! Was this really not captive!?

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Nice one Hunter! Keep on keeping on.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Congratulations! Keep up the good work and Nat Geo is next! Wonderful snake photos and the rest of your collection also.

zapabio
zapabio 6 years ago

Great and dangerous pic!!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Congratulations Hunter. Awesome spotting.

AdamBT
AdamBT 6 years ago

Congratulations Hunter!

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

Well-deserved Congrats!

Arizona, USA

Lat: 31.59, Long: -109.24

Spotted on Jul 20, 2011
Submitted on Sep 2, 2012

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