young snake, probably just ate a Peromyscus-sized rodent
AOR on Hwy 90. Imaged only. GTS 759. UTA DC 7288-89. Map point is approximate.
AOR old adult male on FM 2627. Imaged only. GTS 801. UTA DC 7428-29. Map point is approximate.
adult snake from under a brush pile
Saw this guy on the road into our property in the boonies. 2589 feet elevation.
Saw this guy about 60 feet from our picnic table; went back to the truck and got the long lens to photograph him. (Blue oak/grassland habitat).
Adult male found crossing road after dark during construction of the BP Mehoopany wind turbines. Imaged only. GTS 1373.
Young adult male found crossing roadway diurnally during construction of the BP Mehoopany wind turbines. Imaged only. GTS 1323.
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus).
AOR adult on FM 1832 nr Hwy 17. GTS 777. UTA DC 7303-04.
AOR young adult female. Imaged only. GTS 783. UTA DC 7305.
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.