Western Diamond-back Rattlesnake
Group of three Crotalus atrox observed under a tin sheet in a refuse pile. The weather was about 68 degrees and overcast. One specimen slowly moved away before the pictures were taken. The snakes otherwise did not react to our presence or the disturbance of their cover.
OK, so the recording isn't particularly diagnostic. It is just there for fun!
73 degrees F.
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.