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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake This was such a lovely specimen that I had to coax off the trail so I could get my car past. Crotalus oreganus,Crotalus oreganus oreganus,Geotagged,Northern Pacific Rattlesnake,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

This was such a lovely specimen that I had to coax off the trail so I could get my car past.

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  1. Whoa, quite the "hold my beer" shot! Posted 13 days ago
    1. It was hanging out in the shade and taking a nap, and it was actually pretty difficult to get it to move so I could drive back out of the canyon. Finally, I had to scuffle my feet to get it to move and then it definitely woke up. Posted 13 days ago
  2. Great shot showing the heat seeking "pits", Mike Posted 12 days ago

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Crotalus oreganus oreganus is a venomous pit viper subspecies found in North America in the western United States, parts of British Columbia, and northwestern Mexico.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Mike Melton
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By Mike Melton

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Uploaded Jan 13, 2023. Captured in 8573HW79+J2.