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    • Crotalus cerastes
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Recent observations

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Mojave desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Observer

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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Observer

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

Observer

gregwatson

Date

March 30, 2015 08:19 PM PDT

Description

Mojave desert sidewinder in cruise mode, oblivious to my flashlight

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

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

Observer

fundad

Date

May 19, 2012

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Mojave Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Observer

fundad

Date

May 15, 2013

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

leptonia

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

Date might be off by one or two days.

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

September 1, 2014 01:55 PM CDT

Place

tuscon, az (Google, OSM)

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

September 1, 2014 12:53 PM CDT

Place

tuscon, az (Google, OSM)

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

ssprague

Date

October 22, 2014 09:07 PM MDT

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

ssprague

Date

October 22, 2014 06:52 PM MDT
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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.