Right out side our front door here in Austin Tx. Beautiful specimen!
Large adult, first encountered by Cullen Hanks (TPWD) who found it as it was crawling. As others of us approached, it retreated into a thicket and sought cover there, coiling in the center of the dense low brush near the beach.
Aspermont tx stonewall county
Found on the Mesquite Trail; 16-17 rattles on tail.
67 f, 4/11/15, 8:43 pm
I was pulling weeds. Almost grabbed it. It did not rattle, coiled, did not strike. Very docile
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.