Approximately two-feet long with six buttons. Colors are bright, possibly a recent shed.
Buzzed at us when we were four feet away, the retreated under a large boulder, where it coiled and watched us move on. Temperature was 70 and the sun had not yet risen over the rim of the canyon.
Found by members of Arkansas herpetological society.
Live on road, 86 degrees
somewhere in Palo Pinto County, Texas
Way dead dor dried out
5' gravid female
Hit on the road but still active, moved off to the side and crawled off
82 degrees, barometer 29.79 and falling
Alive on road
83 degrees, barometer 29.79 and falling
This little snake was being moved from the upper trails to at a county park to a location farther from the main trails
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), Rinconada Canyon, Petroglyph National Monument, Bernalillo County, New Mexico - 14 May 2011. This image shows the infrared-sensing loreal pit that gives rise to the name "pit viper", I believe...