Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake

Crotalus pyrrhus

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Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus is a venomous pitviper subspecies found in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. A medium-sized snake, it is found mostly in rocky country, active at night and feeding on small mammals. The coloration is variable and depends on the color of the rocks and soil of the habitat.

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  1. (c) BJ Stacey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/15021213
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crotalus_pyrrhus

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