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Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox

Baird and Girard, 1853
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Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake
Adult, Cochise County, Arizona
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rattling and hissing.
Adult in defensive threatening posture, Sierra County, New Mexico.
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake
Adult, Santa Cruz County, Arizona Juvenile eating a rodent on a road at night, Hidalgo County, New Mexico. Adult,Yavapai County, Arizona
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake  
A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake eats a dove in Cochise County, Arizona. © Bob Herrmann
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake  
Adult, La Paz County, Arizona Tail  
     
Habitat
Habitat, Cochise County, Arizona

Habitat, Pajarito Mountains,
Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Habitat, Santa Rita Mountains,Pima County, Arizona
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake habitat Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake habitat Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake habitat
Habitat, Pima County, Arizona
Habitat, Hidalgo County, New Mexico Habitat, Yavapai County, Arizona
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake habitat Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake habitat  
Habitata, La Paz County, Arizona Habitat, Santa Cruz County, Arizona  
     
Short Videos
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake  
Several views of a Cochise County, Arizona Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake rattling and taking a defensive pose with its head and tail elevated. A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake rattles in a defensive pose in Sierra County, New Mexico.  





   



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