A small male diamondback rattlesnake crossing the Meier ranch road in Val Verde County, Texas
Late evening with a belly full of cottontail.
DOR Zavala Co. Approximately 6.5 ft. victim of nightly oil field traffic. Interesting observation for Nov 5th at night. This atrox was a real beast! It's a shame the toll the oil field traffic is taking on area wildlife.
This gal had a bad attitude!
Looked to be about five feet in length. Monster head. Looked to be in great shape. Didn't check for parasites... :)
Small Western Diamondback. About two and a half feet long.
Was out during the mid-day, coming out of a field. Had a small lump in it's body. I would bet it was a field mouse.
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.