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Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus
This rattlesnake has a row of dark brown blotches that run down the length of its back. It also has three small rows of lighter colored blotches along each side. This snake has keeled scales, a vertical pupil (not round), and an obvious heat-sensing pit between the eye and nostril.
Prairie / cattle pastures
This was THE MOST calm rattlesnake I have ever photographed. The first photo has not been cropped at all, and I was lying on the road in front of this snake, as close as my macro lens would allow. It was a super cool encounter, to say the least.
Spotted on Jun 25, 2011
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012
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