Southwestern Field Herpetology

Southwestern Field Herpetology
Nov
16th
2010

My Favorite Species of Rattlesnake

Here’s a really pretty desert phase Blacktailed Rattlesnake, Crotalus molossus, from a seldom herped area in Yavapai county. Every molossus I’ve seen in this area is a knock out, and this one is no exception. I was able to get in close for a photo and leave again without it waking up.

Blacktail
Blacktail

Blacktail

Here’s where he was sitting when found:

Crotalus molossus molossus
Crotalus molossus molossus

Crotalus molossus molossus

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One Response to “My Favorite Species of Rattlesnake”

  1. Rob says:

    It doesn’t look like it’s sleeping! Loving the eyes.

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