Crotalus pyrrhus Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake
Lost Palms Oasis Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, Riverside County, CaliforniaJune 21, 1998
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus pyrrhus)
My friend Andy Switky and I walked right past this well-camouflaged fellow, who was lurking just a couple of feet away. Then he got annoyed and rattled a bit. For some reason, our wives were then reluctant to catch up to us.
Pinto Basin, Joshua Tree National Park, Riverside County, CaliforniaMay 19, 2001
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus pyrrhus)
This beautifully colored rattler was warming up in the morning on the side of the main north/south road through Joshua Tree National Park when we spotted it. We encouraged it off the road with my tripod's extended legs before taking its picture.
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