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Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake - Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus

(Cope, 1867 “1866”)
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Yellow = range of C. m. pyrrhus
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Speckled Rattlesnake Speckled Rattlesnake Speckled Rattlesnake
Adult, Yuma County, Arizona
© Gary Nafis
Specimen courtesy of Marty Feldner
Adult, Yavapai County, Arizona Adult, Yavapai County, Arizona
Speckled Rattlesnake Speckled Rattlesnake Speckled Rattlesnake
Adult, Yuma County, Arizona
© Michael Clarkson
Adult, Yuma County, Arizona © Brian Harris
   
Habitat
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake habitat Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake habitat  
Habitat, Maricopa County, Arizona
Habitat, Yavapai County, Arizona
 
     
Short Videos
Speckled Rattlesnake Video Speckled Rattlesnake Video Speckled Rattlesnake Video
A coiled Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake rattles, uncoils, and crawls into a bush. (Some loud background noise has been deleted in the middle of the video.) A speckled rattlesnake crawls across a road and up into a bush in Imperial County. A speckled rattlesnake rattles from up in a bush in Imperial County.
  Speckled Rattlesnake Video  
  A large adult speckled rattlesnake rattling and crawling away on a windy night.  
     



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