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Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake(VENOMOUS)

Arizona’s largest rattlesnake (up to 1,676mm or 66") Gray with tan “salt and pepper” flecking throughout with brown diamond-shaped blotches on the back. Black and white bands on the tail are usually spaced equally in width. Posterior light eye stripe crosses the lip forward of the corner of the mouth. Sometimes three, usually four or more scales separate the eyelid from the top view.

Most abundant in Az upland desert-scrub, they are can also be found places from Lower Colorado River desert-scrub, Great basin Conifer woodland and Madrean Evergreen as well as Chihuahuan Desert-scrub.

Pack rat nest are a favorite refuge during the day. hibernates alone or in groups in rock outcrops, crevices or Wood Rat nest. Mates in Spring and again during the monsoon. Gives birth to 2-13 just before the monsoon.

Mostly an ambush predator, it lies in wait for small mammal including rabbits, birds and lizards.

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Comments

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Such a handsome creature, looking peaceful enough in his bedappled setting. I got a couple of snake pictures day before yesterday… but mine was a teeny garter snake with a bright green head, & the photos didn’t turn out terribly well. He stuck his tongue out at me. Nice work, Kimberly.

  • LOL, that is too bad, garter snakes are “cute”. Thank you Sheila!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Nice capture my friend ! Good you saw him first Ha ! Hugs

  • Most definitely! Thank you Tom :)

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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