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Eastern Massasauga Gravid female, approximately 80 cm in length. <br />
I saw this beautiful snake whilst accompanying a research scientist who has been studying populations of this threatened species. This involves electro-tagging, measuring and weighing. <br />
An additional shot in black and white taken whilst she was in the weighing tub is at top of comments.  Eastern Massasauga,Geotagged,Massasauga snake,Sistrurus catenatus,Sistrurus catenatus catenatus,Squamata,United States,Viperidae,fauna,pennsylvania,reptile,snake,summer Click/tap to enlarge

Eastern Massasauga

Gravid female, approximately 80 cm in length.
I saw this beautiful snake whilst accompanying a research scientist who has been studying populations of this threatened species. This involves electro-tagging, measuring and weighing.
An additional shot in black and white taken whilst she was in the weighing tub is at top of comments.

    comments (3)

    1. Thanks for sharing! Ruth, I see in the Flickr post that you were asked to not reveal the location. Is the current geotag at JD accurate or intentionally misplaced? Feel free to remove the geotag and just set only the country, if needed. Posted 11 months ago
      1. Butler County is fine Ferdy, anything more specific would be a problem. The exact location I placed the indicator on is not exact. Thank you :) Posted 11 months ago

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:''Common names: massasauga, black massasauga, black rattler, more.''
The massasauga is a venomous pitviper rattlesnake species found in southern Ontario, northern Mexico, and parts of the United States. Three subspecies are currently recognized including the nominate subspecies described here.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Apr 17, 2019. Captured Jun 12, 2014 10:48 in 179 Shearer Rd, Chicora, PA 16025, USA.
  • FinePix HS50EXR
  • f/3.2
  • 1/311s
  • ISO200
  • 6.2mm