Crotalus Concolor – Midget Faded Rattlesnake

The midget faded rattlesnake is a small venomous snake found around the basins of the Colorado River and the Green River. Cortalus concolor is commonly also called the yellow rattlesnake. Description The base color of the midget faded rattlesnake can range from a yellow brown, light brown to even reddish or pinkish. The body is […]

Crotalus Cerastes – Sidewinder Rattlesnake

Crotalus cerastes, commonly called the sidewinder rattlesnake or the horned rattlesnake is a small venomous pit viper snake. It can be found in the sandy desert areas of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. Thanks to its sidewinding movements, it is the fastest-moving snake species on sand. Description The sidewinder, or horned, rattlesnake is […]

Crotalus Oreganus – Pacific Rattlesnake

Crotalus oreganus, commonly called the (Northern) Pacific rattlesnake is a venomous rattlesnake found in Western America from British Columbia in Canada to Northwestern Mexico. Historically, the Pacific rattlesnake was considered a subspecies of the Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis). Description Size The Pacific rattlesnake is a relatively large species of rattlesnake. The length of different specimen […]

Crotalus Viridis – Western Rattlesnake

The western rattlesnake or prairie rattlensnake, is a venomous snake species that can be found in the Mid-West of the United States, mostly east of the Rocky Mountains, in Southern Canada as well as in Northern Mexico. In the past, the subspecies of the Pacific rattlesnake have been considered as part of the Crotalus viridis […]

Sistrurus Miliarius – Pygmy Rattlesnake

The pygmy rattlesnake, Sistrurus miliarius, is a small venomous rattlesnake that can be found in the Southeastern United States. It reaches a size of up to 2 feet (60 cm) and has an overall grey, brown or blueish body color with a darker head and a row of dark spots along its back. Its bite […]

Sistrurus Catenatus – Massasauga Snake

The massasauga snake, Sistrurus catenatus, is a venomous snake that can be found in several U.S. states in a wide strip from Southeastern Canada to Northern Mexico. It grows up to two feet in length and has characteristic brown/black and grey/white patterns along its body that look like an iron chain. Description The basic coloration […]

Crotalus Horridus – Timber Rattlesnake

The timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, is a venomous snake native to the Eastern part of North America. It is usually around 40 inches (100 cm) long and light or dark brown with several dark brown, jagged, crossband patterns around its body. Even though bites rarely occur, an untreated timber rattlesnake bite may be fatal. Description […]

Crotalus Adamanteus – Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Cortalus adamanteus, commonly called the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, is a highly venomous snake found in the Southeastern United States. It is the largest venomous snake in the United States and a bite can be fatal. Its common name is owed to characteristic diamond-shapes on its back. Description Size The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is the largest […]

Crotalus Atrox – Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Cortalus atrox, commonly called the western diamondback rattlesnake, is a venomous snake found in the Southwestern United States as well as in Northern Mexico. It is one of the most dangerous snakes in the United States and responsible for a large share of snake-related fatalities in the United States (around 5 per year, some of […]

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