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Last years first Mohave Rattlesnake sighting in my yard. He was about 18inches long.
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A large green, gray or tan rattlesnake with a series of brown diamond shaped or roughly rectangular blotches (usually ringed in a black and then again in light cream). "Salt and pepper flecking absent. Black bands are usually narrower than white bands on tail.
Most abundant in semi-desert grassland, Sonoran, Mohave, and Chihuahuan Desertscrub. Open grasslands often supports high densities of this primary nocturnal snake.
Feeding mostly on small animals but also will eat birds, lizards, frogs and toads. Younger snakes will eat primarily lizards. Mates in Spring and again during the monsoon. Gives “live” birth to 2-17 young during monsoon.
FEATURED in the Arizona group December 2009