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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Crotalus atrox


was definitely a rattlesnake but I'm not sure which kind. Has very distinct white and black bands near its tail just before the rattle.


One of two close encounters with a snake while on my bicycle within 15 minutes.

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Crotalus atrox

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1 Comment

landonq 10 years ago

would the white and blacks tail bands indicate a western diamondback rattlesnake? are there any other rattlesnake with similiar bands that may be confused with the western diamondback?

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Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Sep 7, 2012
Submitted on Sep 8, 2012

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