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Rock Rattlesnake

Crotalus lepidus

Description:

This was my lifer Rock Rattlesnake, and I think it's at the top of my list for coolest things I have found. This is a large one for the species, and has an overall pinkish wash to it. The last photo shows this guy on bottom, and the other Rock Rattlesnake we caught on the trip on top.

Habitat:

I was walking along a rocky cliff that had areas of flat rock and vertical walls. This guy was sitting in a crevice that had moss in it, and he stuck out really well or else I might have walked right past him! I thought it was fake at first because of how beautiful he was, but then he moved some and started rattling at me, and I got super excited :)

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9 Comments

Cody.conway
Cody.conway 7 years ago


Really great looking specimen and good find!

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Thanks Joshua, Dan, and Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Amazing snake and great series Ashley!

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Sweet!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Yeah really nice spotting! What a beautifully colored snake.

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Thanks

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 7 years ago

I love this one!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

this is a masterpiece.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

amazing!!Camouflage is good too!Excellent picture of Rattle!!

AshleyT
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AshleyT

Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 22, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

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