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Western rattlesnake

crotalus viridis

Description:

Medium sized, gray body, many brown stripes pointing left and right, about 4 centimeters up and down 6 left and right and each one 3 centimeters apart.

Habitat:

Foot hill oak forest.

Notes:

It was very docile, surprising for how warm it was. Found under boards at a small wood shed about 4 meters away from a seasonal stream with many live oak trees.

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Zenyn
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Zenyn

Squaw Valley, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2010
Submitted on Feb 22, 2011

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