These snakes were abundant in this area just after dark. - https://www.herpmapper.org/voucher/39000/full.jpg
My first cerastes! Found after midnight on a quick detour of the interstate. - https://www.herpmapper.org/voucher/6118/full.jpg
Imperial County, California, US
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.