Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Black-Tailed Rattlesnake

This greenish Black-Tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus) was actually the first I had been able to take pictures of. The previous year I looked all over for them and really wanted to see one. In late October I finally found one, but it was on a busy mountain road in a severe thunderstorm and it wasn’t safe to leave the car. I had to watch it crawl off the road in front of me. This picture was taken the next March, the first snake I found that year, and my first molossus.

Crotalus molossus
Crotalus molossus

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One Response to “Black-Tailed Rattlesnake”

  1. T.R. Donovan says:

    This is a really good shot. I’m wondering if there’s still any time left around here before the significant cool down to do a herping trip… of anything worthy. Since moving here in March, through the summer, its just been hectic.

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