A South Texas Brush Country Rattler
Juvenile imaged at roadside (FM 170).
Juvenile on FM170.
AOR on FM 170; w Gary Heyroth.
DOR. Retained as a specimen for TNHC.
AOR on Ranger Creek Road.
I try not to get close enough to make them coil, so the picture by headlight could be better.
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.