AOR neonate in the rain on Hwy 385: 7.2 miles N of Marathon, TX. Point on map is approximate. GTS 728. UTA DC 7267.
AOR adult on Hwy 17. Imaged only. GTS 731. UTA DC 7270.
AOR on Hwy 118. Imaged only. GTS 730. UTA DC 7269.
Under a rock (as flipped) off the shoulder of Hwy 118 on South Hill of the Christmas Moutains. Imaged only. GTS 729. UTA DC 7268.
Adult in ambush posture near a stock tank on Elephant Mountain WMA. With Steve Platt. Imaged only. GTS 746. Also UTA DC 7276-7.
Approximately 2.5' long. Definite rosey appearance. Temp about 75 degF. Coiled and followed me with his head as I walked around him about 4' away. Otherwise, not aggressive.
Was investigating a rocky outcrop when I heard the rattle. Saw its tail slithering into a den.
Crotalus is a genus of venomous pit vipers found only in the Americas from southern Canada to northern Argentina. The name is derived from the Greek word krotalon, which means "rattle" or "castanet", and refers to the rattle on the end of the tail which makes this group (genera Crotalus and Sistrurus) so distinctive. 32 species are currently recognized.