Crotalus willardi Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
Some other names for this species:
Ridgenose Rattlesnake
Subspecies I've seen:
C. w. willardi
Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
Crotalus willardi willardi Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, ArizonaAugust 4, 2014
Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi willardi) Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi willardi) Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi willardi)
Last year Roger Repp (Herp King of Southern Arizona, etc. etc.) took me to a particular canyon in the Huachucas in the hopes of finding me my first Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake. We were unsuccessful on that particular quest, though Roger did find a cute baby Banded Rock Rattlesnake. This time luck was on my side, and I found this healthy adult Crotalus willardi within about twenty minutes of looking. I think this is a female about to release her li'l baby rattlesnakes into the cruel, cruel world.
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