It is rare when you have too long of a lens, this Western Diamondback was about 5 foot long, i think.
I organized a weekend at a photography ranch for some friends this weekend. It was very good, except it rained a couple of times, so the activity was a bit slow. I did see a number of interesting things, but my main focus was on birds.
Crotalus atrox, the western diamondback rattlesnake, is a venomous rattlesnake species found in the United States and Mexico. It is likely responsible for the majority of snakebite fatalities in northern Mexico and the second-greatest number in the USA after C. adamanteus. No subspecies is currently recognized.