I'm not certain what kind it is. My grandpa called it a chicken snake. It was probably 2-3 feet long. Anyone have any ideas?
Rockhound State Park
Knox co tx
A large rattlesnake discovered under a branch in a oak woodland area. It was somewhat in the sun, so it was active and rattling its tail.
DOR west of Columbus on NM 9
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.