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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Crotalus atrox

Description:

An overall brown color with diamonds outlined in white running the length of the body. The tail is banded black and white just before the rattle.

Habitat:

Found in arid rocky regions in the southern US and northern Mexico.

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4 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Yea he was pretty mellow. The only way we even found him was he rattled when we drove by, and we all heard it and leaped out of the car to find him. So he gave himself away lol. But we just took his picture then went and moved him further away from the road.

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 8 years ago

Yeah I just like when they are feisty and full of spunk to defend themselves, but that's pretty rare to get...all they want to do is get away from my scary self

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Because he knew he was pretty and wanted his picture taken ;) Later I have a pair I found and I have a video of them, they weren't as nice looking lol

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 8 years ago

It doesn't look mad enough in any of your photos lol

AshleyT
Spotted by
AshleyT

Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 31, 2013
Submitted on Apr 4, 2013

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