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    • Crotalus cerastes

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What

Colorado desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

chrispherp

Date

April 13, 2014 10:48 PM PDT

Description

Finally found a live snake, a fiesty little sidewinder that was hard to get off the road.

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What

Colorado desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

chrispherp

Date

April 13, 2014 08:17 PM PDT

Description

Took the kids skating in Julian then headed down into the desert for road cruising. Only saw a few DOR geckos on road until we got into Borrego Springs then we found this DOR sidewinder. Temp was around mid 70's.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

tiwane

Date

April 15, 2014 05:54 PM PDT

Description

Found a bunch of sidewinder tracks (along with many other animal tracks) and nearby was this little one at the front of its burrow. Made my day for sure.

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What

Mojave Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Observer

chiriria

Date

September 15, 2009

Photos / Sounds

What

Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cercobombus

Observer

jcentavo

Date

March 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Mojave desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Date

August 8, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Colorado desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

chrispherp

Date

March 14, 2014 07:57 PM PDT

Description

First sidewinder of the season, this one surprised me when I flipped a medium size rock at the park. It's amazing how much they blend in with their surroundings.

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

kevinallen

Date

March 13, 2014 03:08 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

mgarvie

Date

September 20, 2013

Description

Numerous track patterns of this rattlesnake over the sand dunes in the morning. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), I couldn't find the actual animal.

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What

Colorado desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

chrispherp

Date

June 18, 2013 12:22 AM PDT

Description

On way back from Phoenix for family trip I timed it so we would be going through some potentially good spots for night cruising but did not see anything in AZ and only snake was this sidewinder in the dunes, also found one desert banded gecko.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

ahmccall

Date

July 13, 2013 11:45 PM MST

Description

Maricopa County, AZ

Photos / Sounds

What

Colorado Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

jaykeller

Date

July 13, 2013 09:05 PM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Crotalus cerastes is a venomous pit viper species belonging to the genus Crotalus (rattlesnakes) and found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.