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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

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asemerdj

Date

April 10, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

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bio_omar

Date

July 20, 2012

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(Somewhere...)

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

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kueda

Date

March 28, 2015 08:49 PM PDT

Description

Sort of a half-satisfying first experience with this species. We found it basically dead on the road, and it wasn't until we moved it to the margin (with a stick) that it started moving. It could barely move, and clearly had some kind of internal injury, possibly inflicted by a predator (you'd think a car would have flattened it).

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

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danjleavitt

Date

April 1, 2015 10:12 AM MDT

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Mojave desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

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tiwane

Date

March 28, 2015 08:51 PM PDT

Description

Found on the road with what seemed to be some pretty bad internal injury, but there was only a little blood and a small part of the body was misshapen.

After moving it off the road, it opened its mouth a few times and made some faint rattles. Made for great pictures, but it was rough seeing such an amazing animal dying.

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Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

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gregwatson

Date

March 30, 2015 08:46 PM PDT

Description

Mojave desert sidewinder in cruise mode, oblivious to my flashlight

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Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

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gregwatson

Date

March 30, 2015 08:19 PM PDT

Description

Mojave desert sidewinder in cruise mode, oblivious to my flashlight

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

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codyhough

Date

September 16, 2014

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Mojave desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

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npollock66

Date

May 14, 2009

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Colorado Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

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fundad

Date

May 19, 2012

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Mojave Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

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fundad

Date

May 15, 2013

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

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leptonia

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

Date might be off by one or two days.

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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.