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Crótalo diamante occidental

Crotalus atrox

Description:

We were walking through a dry creek when we heard a rattle near the bushes then we saw this Crotalus atrox in a position of defense and ready to attack. Its rattle were divided in 14 segments and it measured 1.40 meters long.

Habitat:

1700 msnm Desert scrublands dominated by Agave lechuguilla, Hechtia glomerata, Yucca filifera

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6 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

Awesome! Did your heart start racing when you saw it ready to strike? Great shots! Thank you for sharing :)

JadeMacDeluxe
JadeMacDeluxe 4 years ago

Creepy cool!

JordanGuzzi
JordanGuzzi 4 years ago

Una culebra hermosa :D

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

Wow! It's totally ready to strike!

Así es Francisco, nunca había visto una en esa posición,además el sonido que producía con el cascabel se escuchó a más de 15 metros de distancia.

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 4 years ago

Que manera tan elegante de contra-ataque !!! Muy bello ejemplar Antonio...

San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 18, 2015
Submitted on Nov 19, 2015

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