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Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) One of the largest and most venomous snake of North America. Distribution: S. E. United States and Northern Mexico Size: 2m (6.5ft) Like all rattlesnakes, they are not born with a rattle. Instead they begin with a single button, with soon dries into a tough husk. Each time the snake moults its skin, a new button is left behind by the old skin. The rattle grows in this way until it contains around ten buttons that give the characteristic noise when shaken. . . . #westerndiamondbackrattlesnake #westerndiamondback #rattle #rattlesnake #rattlesnakes #crotalus #crotalusatrox #venomous #venomoussnakes #dangerous #deadly #lovinganimals #photographinganimals #firstpost #first #post #firstphoto #zoology #animals #scales #snakes #viper #coldblood #photo #photography #zoo #tourism #turismo #turista #tourist
The male of my pair of western diamondbacks, Bullseye... Really difficult not to take his photo when I walk past on account of how photogenic he makes himself. Just how cool they are alone makes keeping venomous snakes worth the risk for me!
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Would you look at the size of this beauty! He is old, beat up, and scarred up....but he is alive! He's definitely seen his share of action over the years. This big Western Diamondback was on his way to be sold for his hide when I rescued him. To me this is one of the most amazing animals around. What a privilege it is to be able to save such an awesome animal. "I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she had no eyelids. She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore and emblem of magnanimity and courage." Benjamin Franklin.....He understood how fantastic these animals were. #crotalus #crotalusatrox #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #buzztail #dangernoodle #noperope #snakesofinstagram #snake #beardgang #outdoorslife #whatgetsyououtdoors #thewildlife #gogreen #wildlifeeducation #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #serpent #scales #viper #viperidae #pitviper #discovery #natgeo #wildman #nofear #education
We were told it was too late in the season for Rattlers. The next day, we saw a 3-4 foot Western Diamondback stretched right across the trail. We even got to hear him rattle a little bit as he slithered away. SO happy I finally got to see one! Such a beautiful snake. #saguaronps #saguaronationalpark #saguaro #nps #findyourtrail #findyourpark #whatweliked #sonorandesert #desert #southwest #arizona #hikearizona #arizonahiking #discoverarizona #hike #travel #nature #wildlife #wildlifephotography #animals #reptiles #reptile #snakes #snake #rattlesnake #rattlers #westerndiamondback #venomous #venomoussnakes #dangerous
A couple of warm-ish days brings out my first #squamates ; a button #westerndiamondback and a #texasspinylizard ; 8 species in 2019 so far.
A tiny treat, well camouflaged except for the characteristic tail πŸ–€
Hiking in the winter is great cause there's no snakes! Not in Arizona! Saw this dead little guy recently while hiking near Box Canyon Loop Trail at South Mountain. Looks like Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. #rattlesnake #snake #diamondbacks #westerndiamondback #snakecountry #hiking #trail #boxcanyonlooptrail #southmountainenvironmentaleducationcenter #southmountain #southmountainpark #mountain #park #visitphoenix #visitarizona #exploreaz #explorearizona #phoenix #arizona
No step on snake! Photo by: @montechema_firearms
Yikessssss β€’ A Western Diamondback rattlesnake suspiciously watches me photograph it, for a photography class taught at the Texas Tech University Center at Junction. β€’ Canon 7D Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 β€’ @canonusa @lightroom @adobe @ttujunction @texastech @ttu_comc β€’ #photooftheday #photography #photographer #photogram #canonphotography #canonphoto #canon7d #naturephotography #nature #natureshots #getoutside #naturelovers #wildlife #animal #wildanimal #wildlifephotography #snake #snakes #rattlesnake #headshot #rattlesnakes #diamondback #westerndiamondback #tongue #forkedtongue
How warm was it on the trail today? Warm enough for this guy to show up in mid-January. #trailboss
Here's not one but two western diamondback rattlesnakes (count their heads). If you get bitten by a snake in the US, particularly in the south near the Mexican border, chances are it's this species, as it accounts for the greatest number of snakebites in this country. #singaporezoo #zoo #singapore #westerndiamondback #viper #vipers #pitviper #pitvipers #animal #animals #westerndiamondbackrattlesnake #diamondback #diamondbackrattlesnake #snake #snakes #rattlesnake #reptile #rattlesnakes #venomous #reptiles #animalsofinstagram #venomoussnake #venomoussnakes #nature #beauty #wildlife #deadly #lethal #dangerous #huaweip20pro
Albino Western Diamondback post lunch lunch jaw stretch 😁🐍 . Video by: @thereptilezoofv . #reptilelover #reptilesofinstagram #snakes #snakes #westerndiamondback #albino #snakesofig #reptiles #reptilesofig #venomoussnakes #venomous
I have waited so long to get home and upload this. While someone was cranky, it was a pleasure to get to interact with this snake. #westerndiamondback #western #westerndiamondbackrattlesnake #rattlesnake #venomous #rattle #shakeit #arizona
Probably the most interesting Christmas gift I’ve ever seen. Lol #snakesofinstagram #westerndiamondback
Coolest part about this show, is that it was a hot snow. Got to see a few #venomous snakes and listen to a couple argue about how they didn't need anymore. And argue some more after dude bought a #rattlesnake anyway lol. #albino #westerndiamondback #hot #snake #snakes #snakebites #reptile #reptiles #reptileshow #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #reptilephotography #animalphotography #photography
Danger noodle.
That right thur is a Texas Diamondback. Aka Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. I asked him to show me his rattle but he declined and I didn't want to push🐍😜#throwbackthursday #tbt #snake #reptilesofinstagram #reptiles #wildlife #nature #venomoussnakes #scary #beautiful #nature #rattlesnake #texasdiamondback #texassnakes #westerndiamondback #camoflauge
Albino Western Diamondback post lunch lunch jaw stretch 😁🐍 . Video by: @thereptilezoofv . #reptilelover #reptilesofinstagram #snakes #snakes #westerndiamondback #albino #snakesofig #reptiles #reptilesofig #venomoussnakes #venomous
Albino Western Diamondback post lunch lunch jaw stretch 😁🐍 . Video by: @thereptilezoofv . #reptilelover #reptilesofinstagram #snakes #snakes #westerndiamondback #albino #snakesofig #reptiles #reptilesofig #venomoussnakes #venomous
Albino Western Diamondback post lunch lunch jaw stretch 😁🐍 . Video by: @thereptilezoofv . #reptilelover #reptilesofinstagram #snakes #snakes #westerndiamondback #albino #snakesofig #reptiles #reptilesofig #venomoussnakes #venomous
This dude Hates my Guts. He got some new lights installed in his enclosure tonight and he hated every second of it. Lol. (Just to verify I did not install the light with him in the enclosure). This guy only likes to eat Hamsters. He just has to be that Picky snake. #atrox #crotalus #crotalusatrox #westerndiamondback #gotvenom #venomoussnakes #venomouskeeper #venom #fangs #crotalinae #viper #pitviper #northamericanpitvipers #venomousbreeder
Here, a couple of large male Western diamondback rattlesnakes (C. atrox) sizing eachother up. During this "rattle battle" the males will attempt to throw their opponent to the ground by thrashing eachother with the upper third of their bodies. The victor will ultimatly gain the right to territory and mates. This was a really cool event to see in person! 🐍πŸ’₯ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #crotalusatrox #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #westerndiamondbackrattlesnake #venomous #venomoussnakes #snake #snakes #snakelove #snakesofinstagram #reptile #reptiles #reptilelove #reptilesofinstagram #herp #herpsofinstagram #herpetology #travel #hike #explore #education #conservation #tattoos #tattoo #girlswithtattoos #animal #love #l4l #animalsofinstagram #alexasreptileadventures
Melanistic het albino C. atrox (male) #westerndiamondback
2019 is going to be a Successful Year of Breeding. Can't wait to see these babies. #crotalusatrox #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #rattlesnakes #atroxmorphs #venom #gotvenom #fangs #albino #crazyhets
Albino Western Diamondback Rattlesnake πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ Would you touch this? Would you own this? Would you kill this in the wild? Comment below πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ -U -G -R -E -P -T -I -L -E -S. #crotalus #atrox #crotalusatrox #WDB #westerndiamondback #rattler #rattlesnake #venomous #snakesofinstagram #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #photo #photography #venomoussnakesofinstagram #DontTreadOnMe
The Gila Monster is just as Poisonous as The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. Most people do Not know this.
Jumping on the bandwagon with @sam_kerwin99 for #TubedTuesday . If you need to work with or examine a venomous snake, tubing them is one of the safest ways to be able to do so. It keeps the head at a safe distance from the handler and prevents the snake’s body from moving forward or backward. Couldn’t help snagging a picture when we had Grumplestiltskin the #WesternDiamondback out. This big boy can be grumpy at first, but once he realizes nobody wants to harm him he cools down quite a bit. I’m 5’5” for size reference! As always, never attempt without proper training. @phoenixherp (Crotalus atrox) #crotalus #crotalusatrox #diamondbackrattlesnake #venomous #venom #pitviper #viperidae #herpphotography #herpetology #venomoussnakes #bigsnakes #reptiles #reptilephotography
We recently asked our good friend @dustinheigh.illustration to design a second logo for our new swag from @sinkingshipsupplyco. Whatcha think?
Bullseye shed! This is his fresh coat of paint. He has to be one of the nicest looking normal western diamondbacks I have personally seen... and I’ve seen a few. Dunno, I just like his contrast and those crisp diamonds. Wonder how he’s gonna age.
Got to spend a little time up close and personal with this amazing animal yesterday... so incredible and so misunderstood πŸ’― #reptiles #snakes #snake #crotalusatrox #buzztail #westerndiamondback #albino #snakesunday #showmeyourherps
Creeping in the shadows like β€˜Is it Spring yet?’ I got #springfever #spring #coyoteridge come on #wildflower season 2019 🀀🀀🀀 #california #native #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #diamondbackrattlesnake #crotalus #crotalusoreganus
Albino western diamondback πŸπŸ’š #rattlesnake #pitviper #westerndiamondback
Why so serious young grasshoppa? Lol. Always pissy when I go in the room at night #hot #venomous #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #RVA #herpetology #crotalusatrox #snakesofinstagram #deadlycreations
This fellow reared up and was rattling even before I could get the lenscap off. That was two years ago, when we had more rattlers around than I remember in my lifetime. Rainy winters=good vegetation=abundant rabbits and rodents=a booming snake population #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #snakes #wildlifephotography
Reese Slitherspoon > Reese Witherspoon. #snakelahoma
It’s a chilly New Year’s Day on Kirkland AFB but I’m toasty in my room with my pals Mattis and Gloria. #babyitscoldoutside #merica πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #kirtlandafb #kirtland #barrackslife #barracks #newyearsday2019 #albuquerqueblizzard #icanseerussiafromhere #blackwidowspider #maddogmattis #generalmattis #mattis #westerndiamondback
This is another Melanistic Western Diamondback that I have recently aquired. Now there is a Total of 2.3 Melanistics in our Breeding group plus a few other Hets. I must say there is something about Black Rattlesnakes. #rattlesnake #crotalinae #crotalus #crotalusatrox #atrox #westerndiamondback #melanistic #blacksnakes #blackrattlesnake #blacksnakesmatter #onceyougoblack #onceyougoblackyounevergoback #venom #fangs
This little Purple Haze Atrox is absolutely the calmest Atrox I have ever seen. Just calm and ready to eat. #atrox #crotalusatrox #crotalus #westerndiamondback #purplehaze #atroxmorphs #rattlesnakes #rattlesnake #fangs #venom #venomouskeeper #pitviper #viper #vipersofinstagram #snakesofinstagram
VOLUME ON- never take videos of this guy because he’s one feisty dude. Decided to go for it tonight anyway and boy was he pissed. Such a great snake . #melanistic #westerndiamondback #westerndiamondbackrattlesnake #rattlesnake #rattler #viper #venom #venomous #reptile #reptiles #nature #snake #snakes #coldblooded #beauty #fangs #noperope #hobby #danger #picoftheday
I enjoyed my time with Reese Slitherspoon today. @weathermike @davidsnakelahoma #Snakelahomies
Found this in the Superstitions yesterday while hiking! She came out of her den for a couple hours of basking and then returned to her hole. It's not typical to see them out in 55 degree weather and she was the last thing I expected to see, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless! She had zero interest in being aggressive and was very tolerant of my presence. She was cold and moving slow!!! Swipe left for video! #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #reptiles #superstitionmountains #canon #canonwildlifephotography #arizona #winter
β€œWhat’re YOU lookin at?”
Ending 2018 the way it began: in awe of this planet, in love with nature and absolutely wild. Here is a majestic Western Diamondback. #naturelover #westerndiamondback #reptilesofinstagram #wildlife #savereptiles
I've got my rattler colony all together, fingers crossed for some babies. #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #buzztail
My top 9 of 2018! I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store! Hopefully that involves many more additions to my collection 😜 . . #topnine2018 #top9of2018 #skullcollector #bonecollector #odditiescollector #odd #odditiesandcuriosities #weirdo #macabre #odditiessandiego #sandiegooddities #sandiego #bobcat #cat #gopher #doe #westerndiamondback #pitviper #chicken #beaver #bonebox
Western diamondback showing off it's camouflage and how an animal with no arms or legs can be such an effective hunter, as well as survive relatively unnoticed in the middle of a busy mountain park in Phoenix
Nice full belly😈
The only atrox I'll ever pet! Never buzzes, never strikes, and only eats if your not looking! Plus I spent hours upon hours with this guy/gal as a neonate trying to get some food in that belly. #crotalus #atrox #crotalusatrox #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #snake #snakelove #snakesofinstagram #prosnake #snakelivesmatter #reptilelivesmatter #reptile #reptilelove #venom #venomous #venomousreptiles #wildlife #native #freshshed #scales #fangs #buzztail
This is a Bubblegum Hyper Melanistic Albino. Western Diamondback. (Crotalus Atrox) by far one of my favorite Morphs. We will be producing more of these this coming year plus some with some added flavors. Lol. This year has been all about aquiring the necessary breeders to do what we need. We are only missing 2 morphs as of now but we have a Lock on the Missing links. #crotalusatrox #bubblegumatrox #hypermelanisticalbino #albinogenes #albanism #beatifulcreatures #westerndiamondback #diamondback #venom #slither #fangs #venomous #venomouskeeper #venomousbreeder #fun #dontmoveillgettheantivenin #crofab #southwest #ibite #iwillbiteyou #venomouskiss
Big ass Western Diamond Back!!! #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #hugesnakes #taxidermy
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