Saturday morning walk at the preserve caused this rattle snake to sound off with its rattle as we Walked by. took a few moments to find it. very loud and somewhat High pitched almost mistook it for a cicada.
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.