Found in the middle of Hwy 86 on the way back to camp from night driving. End of tail looked freshly wounded, probably hit by a recent car.
Found night driving Indian Route 34.
seen crossing road ~ 1hr. after sun down
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.