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Western diamondback rattlesnake  Crotalus atrox Click/tap to enlarge

Western diamondback rattlesnake

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Crotalus atrox, the western diamondback rattlesnake, is a venomous rattlesnake species found in the United States and Mexico. It is likely responsible for the majority of snakebite fatalities in northern Mexico and the second-greatest number in the USA after ''C. adamanteus''. No subspecies is currently recognized.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Scott Staley
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By Scott Staley

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Uploaded Feb 24, 2013. Captured Feb 23, 2013 16:55.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/5.6
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO500
  • 55mm