Photo 6656906, (c) BJ Stacey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)

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What

Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber)

Observer

finatic

Date

March 2017

Description

San Diego County, California, US

This is the largest rattlesnake that I've seen in California. I counted 18 rattles. I estimate the length between 5 and 6 feet, probably closer to 6. Can anyone estimate the age (two to three sheds a year?) and does this species get much larger?

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