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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Crotalus atrox


Western Diamondback Rattlesnake spotted hiding under some brush, between rocks, along a dry riverbed. This snake was spotted just after sunset on the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.


This is my fourth rattlesnake spotting, and first outside of Oklahoma! 3/4 have been Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes, so I assume they are the most common species in this part of the country.

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SargonR a year ago

Brian 38, amadeus.4, they are truly a fun site to see, each and every time!

armadeus.4 a year ago

Love that first pic! Thank you for sharing :)

Brian38 a year ago

Great find and pics. I've always wanted to spot one.

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White Sands, New Mexico, United States

Spotted on Aug 31, 2021
Submitted on Aug 31, 2021

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