#westerndiamondback

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Great strike and hold from my Western Diamondback. Typically Rattlesnakes don’t hold onto their prey most of the time they just strike, envenomate then wait for the animal to die. #crotalusatrox #atrox #viper #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #diamondback #albino #venomoussnakes
So this restaurant has a rattlesnake and it’s my mission to make him/her my best friend
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This #Rattlesnake #mask will be available at #maskfest in 2 weeks! It’s quite big and startling and looks great on a wall! But it is wearable anyway!!! Get it before it gets you. #snakemask #easterndiamondback #westerndiamondback #rattler #maskmaking #venom #venomoussnakes
Crotalus viridis (Prarie rattlesnake Rattlesnake) did you know the Rattlesnake’s tail is made up of a hardened keratin, the same protein that forms human hair and fingernails. The rattle does not determine the snakes age. #pitvipers #viper #rattlesnake #rattler #diamondback #westerndiamondback #snakefamily #snake #snakes #snakelover #snakesofinstagram #crotalusatrox #serpents #serpent #venomoussnakes #venom #dangernoodle #snek #prarierattlesnake
“There are many snakes in the grass..Some will try and hinder you, some will try and help you. While others are so low, they will just bite you when you are not looking..” ~Peter Watson #snakes #reptiles #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #wildlife #saguaronationalpark #nationalpark #instagramaz #canon #canon_photos
🐍 "Due to the strong sun and hot days, rattlesnakes hide in the shade and cool places during the summer. They then come out towards dusk and will be most active during the night, crawling back into their shady places soon after sunrise. What this means for the hiker or camper is that before sundown and lasting til just after sunrise, a person needs to be careful about where you step – not always easy at night! Because of this, it is never a real good idea to head out on a hike during the night-time hours through rattlesnake country. While the odds are low that you’ll step on one, the possibilitiy DOES exist – and one you need to be aware of." #westerndiamondback #weroamarizona #hikearizona #arizona_hiking #arizona_landscapes #arizonahiking #azwildlife #instagramaz #capturearizona #oh_arizona #arizonahighways #canon_photos #igsouthwest #ig_southwest #tucson #igerstucson #visittucson #photooftheday #conquerarizona   #fox10phoenix #Beon12   #explorearizona_ #see_arizona #abc15 #iamazproud #divine_deserts #exploring_arizona #natgeopix #westbysouthwest #vtbestof18
Me or him. I don’t like killing things but I’d rather not take the chance of getting bit out here in the sticks. #WesternDiamondback #Rattlesnake
Sonoran Coral Snake, some Western Diamondbacks, and a little monsoon 👅 #sonorancoralsnake #coralsnake #atrox #westerndiamondback #herpingaz #arizonaherping @dayton_tim
AZ trip was pretty rough. Got fully rained out every single night of road cruising, tried to salvage things each night by changing locations only to have the storm follow along. Even with all that, still managed to eek out a few snakes this morning before heading home. Hiked a wash and found this patchnosed snake and night snake soaking up some early am rays before the heat hit. Last night @chrispatnaude found this big ole western diamondback with like 14 buttons stretched out, was the only snake we saw all night after the storm hit. Oh well, maybe I can still get another monsoon trip in for Sept. to be continued...
I helped this large, beautiful rattler off the road today after it had already been hit or run over. I was scared it had given up when I first approached, but with a nudge from my walking stick, it started moving. It got tired and curled up while still on the road, so I had to lift it, very carefully, into the grass. It was bleeding on its head, and I'm not sure if it could see out of both eyes. It also tried to threaten me a few times with hisses and rattles but had no strength for quick movements. I wasn't scared for myself, I was scared for this important creature. 😢 It took a long, deep breath, a heavy sigh, when I got it to the grass. I feel that too, I am so sad for the pain humans cause other creatures. It is an immense amount of pain and cruelty, and we are all guilty of it. I'll take any chance I get to help. I hope this one makes it. 💔 #rattlesnake #rattler #snake #diamondback #westerndiamondback #wildanimal #protecttheanimals #savetheanimals #snakesaregood #NewMexico #newmexicotrue #southernnewmexico #volunteer @mypubliclands
so glad i got up at sunrise, found this big ol beaut of a diamondback sunning himself on the side of a trail. at nearly 5ft and about 8lbs, he was a true king of the desert--im so lucky to have gotten to behold him. a dangerous animal, sure, but i was in no danger. #westerndiamondback #diamondbacks #diamondback #rattlesnake #reptile #reptiles #serpent #king #sonorandesert #desert #wildlifewarriors #wildlifephotography #snakehandling #donttrythisathome #educateyourself #drivesafe #respectnature #herpetology #funemployed #sunrise #venom
Had fun this weekend camping ⛺️ @tman_705 Then this thing slithered right in front of our tent #westerndiamondback #4to5feetlong #thesecondonewesawincamp #watchwhereyoustep #wearenotalone #jeep #wranglerunlimited #bigbear #hannaflatscampground
Wifey and I made a new friend on our ride yesterday. Polite little guy even moved for us without getting all angry and rattle-y. 🙄🤷🏻‍♂️ 🐍 #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #mountainbike #arizona #desertlife
Pissed off kitty! But good view of his actual size! #c3po #pissedoff #venomous #passion #westerndiamondback
Just a couple #crotalus strikes. First is an albino #westerndiamondback #crotalusatrox and the second is a #blacktailedrattlesnake #crotalusmolossus but the 3rd there’s no strike my #crotalusviridis always takes her food nice and sweet. #Atrox #rattlesnake #feeding #molossus #viridis #vipers
the momma diamondback usually looks after her young until they have their first shed. after i found the den, i located the mom about 20ft away hiding in some grass. here was a situation in which i came between a mother and her young and she made ABSOLUTELY NO ATTEMPT to strike or chase me. she rattled and went into the den to protect her young. they are not monsters they deserve our respect. #remarkable #lovable #diamondbacks #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #reptile #reptiles #nature #nurture #motherhood #justmomthings #notamonster #respectnature #respect #den #arizona #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #herpetology
last night i found a den of baby western diamondbacks! they were so young they hadnt even had their first shed yet. and their momma wasnt far away..... #tombstone #arizona #neonates #westerndiamondback #diamondback #rattlesnake #snake #squamata #herpetology #respectnature #lovable #wildlifephotography #wildlife #snakes #reptiles #reptile #nature
Saw my first snake of the summer. #mojavegreen #rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) trying to find shade before the day gets too hot. You can tell the difference between it and a #westerndiamondback (Crotalus atrox) by the tail. Both have white and black bands just before the rattle, but a diamondback's bands are equal sized where the Mojave's black bands tend to be much smaller than the white. #arizonahikersguide #naturalist #snake #hikearizona #hikeaz #arizonahiking #herpatology
🐍"The Western Diamondback will coil, rattle fearsomely, and stand its ground when threatened. It bites hundreds of people a year, which is more than any other venomous snake in the United States.Their rattles are used as a defensive warning sign - "stay away". Rattles are a series of interlocking segments that bounce against each other to emit the rattling sound. They are hollow and made of keratin just like fingernails." #westerndiamondback #weroamarizona #hikearizona #arizona_hiking #arizona_landscapes #arizonahiking #azwildlife #instagramaz #capturearizona #oh_arizona #arizonahighways #canon_photos #igsouthwest #ig_southwest #tucson #igerstucson #visittucson #photooftheday #conquerarizona   #fox10phoenix #Beon12   #explorearizona_ #see_arizona #abc15 #iamazproud #divine_deserts #exploring_arizona #natgeopix #westbysouthwest
Here’s a great shot of me and @thewildhanbury ’s big C. Atrox. He definitely looks big in the picture but he looks pretty damn big in person too lol. #crotalusatrox #atrox #viper #rattlesnake #diamondback #westerndiamondback #inkmywholebody #tattedmen #bigsnake #venomous
No, I never thought I’d be a fan of rattlesnakes. But, after watching them out in the wild, I’m kind of intrigued. Those eyes!!! 🐍🐍🐍 #snake #reptiles #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #saguaronationalpark #nationalpark #wildlife #nature #canon #canon_photos #instagramaz
Forgot to add this little bugger from last night. #westerndiamondback
Lats week I watched a #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake kill and consume a #kangaroorat right in front of me. Although I did not get a photo of the actual #envenomation , I did get a sequence of the #snake eating the #rat . If youd like to read the gripping account and learn something about how #rattlers do not have the upper hand *scales?) on their #rodent #prey at all times, you can do so at my blog at #janemmingcom . #Crotalus #CrotalusAtrox #dfranch #Dipodomys #DipodomysMerriami
#DiamondbackRattlesnake dispatched with the #HenryLeverAction . Luckily #Butters didn't get bit but he bumped into this guy in the front yard - 1 shot w/the #410 #leveraction #shotgun loaded with #snakeshot (no.9). I think this one just snapped at or bumped snouts with Butters. Be careful folks. #Snakes #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #NM #NewMexico If it was out in the desert I'd have let it go but since it was in the front yard and I have the dog and my family's young kids are frequently at the house behind this one it had to go. Didn't suffer though, one shot and it was done.
Big. Really big. YUGE! #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback
Last night it was pretty easy going— 2 gophers, 2 Mojave and 2 Sidewinders along with a young Western Dback. #reptiles #reptilesofig #reptilesofinstagram #snake #snakes #snakesofinstagram #snakesofig #wildlife #sidewinder #gophersnake #rattlesnake #rattlesnakes #westerndiamondback #arizona
The Crotalus atrox. Went out chasing the lightning and ended up finding this little guy! These types of creatures make living in Arizona so great! I love the diversity we have in our state! #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #Crotalusatrox #arizona #az #desertlife #outsideisbetter #optoutside #nikon #70200mm #nikonphotography #nightphotography #flashphotography
You can find the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake( #crotalusatrox ) anywhere from central and western Texas through southern New Mexico Arizona into southern California and @mccarthyswildlife 😁🤓🐍 #albinowesterndiamondback #amelanistic #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #snake #snakesofinstagram #snakes #reptilesofinstagram #reptile #coldblooded #snakelover #venomous #venom #venomoussnakes #zookeeper #animallovers #wild #snakeoftheday #mccarthyswildlifesanctuary
Heard a commotion the other night on the back porch. Blackie, the most savage of all our barn cats, was sitting.....sitting.... in front of this big western that was coiled up under the car port. Calm as could be, tail swishing back and forth...my rifle is 36" on the button. Blackie had rattle snake steak for dinner. #blackieisakiller #feralcat #savage #oafpussy #oaf #oafnation #greeneyeddevil #western #marfa #westerndiamondback #rattler #beltmaker #rattlesnake #ranchlife #westtexas #skinnit #tanning #amateursnakecharmer #mk18 #xcrshooter #aimpoint #magpul #sico #fightthenoise #cowboy #downunderdownsouth #cowboystuff
One last pic of the rattler from a few days ago...I think this one is my favorite 🦎🦎 #saguaronationalpark #nationalpark #snake #reptiles #westerndiamondback #nature #desert #wildlife #sonorandesert #canon #canon_photos #instagramaz
Here’s a baby Western Diamondback Rattlesnake I found a couple of years ago #Arizona #Crotalus #crotalusatrox #neonate #herping #venomous #snake #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback
Morticia hanging out after her first couple of days at her new home! 🐍 #fanggang #RVA #venomous #deadly #westerndiamondback #crotalusatrox
just a picture of a dirt road
Here is a picture of an atrox i found a few years back that was missing his entire rattle. #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #herping #snakesofinstagram #snakesofarizona #snakes #herpes #atrox #crotalusatrox #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram
Found this guy on a hike in Saguaro NP this morning. He blended in so well but the sun reflecting on his scales caught my eye. He just sat there calmly watching me until I left...didn’t even move a muscle. Beautiful 🐍. #saguaronationalpark #nationalpark #snake #reptile #wildlife #desertwildlife #sonorandesert #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #nature #canon #canon_photos #instagramaz #natgeo
& then it was Sunday. A rattlesnake, skunk, tarantula, desert mule deer, & a heavy breathing critter in some deep foliage. Also I went A hole over elbows x 3 for my lack of attention on the trail. All in four hours, a great morning to be on the trail.#azhiking #azhikingtrails #az #hikeaz #explore #southwestdesert #solohike #solohiker #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #desertmuledeer #desertmuleys #outdoors #getoutdoors
I have finally named him! Due to is mandible issues, today it was especially prominent, this boy looks like he is always smiling (along with the crots permanent bitch face 😂) so this kid is Joker. #allexoticssd #allexoticsvenomous #hots #venomous #snake #livingthedream #respectthesnake #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #photography #usarkmember #azherps #rattlers #rattlesnake #hots #girlswithreptiles #sharethelove #livinglarge #Crotalusatrox #Crotalus #atrox #westerndiamondback #dback #wdb #stripe #albino
Had to take my albino out for an oral exam - he’s got a really messed up jaw and he was bleeding from the inside of his left side of his mouth so I had to flush it with a diluted chlorhexidine solution. Here is a nice picture showing off his fangs post flush, yes he still has his venom glands - NO I do not believe in venomoids. #allexoticssd #allexoticsvenomous #hots #venomous #snake #livingthedream #respectthesnake #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #photography #usarkmember #azherps #rattlers #rattlesnake #hots #girlswithreptiles #sharethelove #livinglarge #Crotalusatrox #Crotalus #atrox #westerndiamondback #dback #wdb #stripe #albino
Cottonmouth and male and female pair of western Diamondback rattlesnakes #reptilesofinstagram #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #crotalusatrox #agkistrodonpiscivorus
I think he woke up on the wrong side of the bed. The western diamondback rattlesnake or Texas diamond-back (Crotalus atrox) is a venomous rattlesnake species found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is likely responsible for the majority of snakebite fatalities in northern Mexico and the greatest number of snakebites in the U.S. For more wildlife pictures visit www.jacobystudios.com
Crotalus atrox (western diamondback) in my opinion is one of the most iconic reptiles found here in North America, specifically the south west. No matter how many I ever come across seeing those eyes state you down reminds you that’ you’re dealing with a much more intelligent and special animal that not enough people give credit to. This is truly an incredible creature, for beyond just its appearance but it’s abilities and it’s power. It’s no wonder that a #MLB franchise decided to name their team after them 🐍 @dbacks . . . . . #crotalusatrox #crotalus #westerndiamondback #diamondback #diamondbacks #northamerica #southwest #desert #snakesofinstagram #snake #reptilesofinstagram #venomousreptiles #venomous #venomoussnakes #venomouskeeper #canon #canonphotography #canon_photos #photography #photoshoot #photooftheday #wildlife #wildplanet #wildlifephotography #animalphotography #livingart @snakes.instag @beautifulsnakes @world_of_snakes_ @snakebytestv @reptilerooms
Summer of snakes continues: a Western Diamondback encounter while out hiking this week. #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #snakesofinstagram #snake #herpetology #pitviper #hiking #desert #sonorandesert #tucson #arizonalife #grouchysnake
The grand slam! Had an amazing hike this morning with @tradamson_photography and @thewildgingerbeast , when we saw all 4 montane species of rattlesnake native to the Phoenix area(western diamondback, southwestern speckled, northern blacktailed, and tiger rattlesnakes). Overall, we saw 1 diamondback, 2 specks, 2 blacktails, and 2 tigers, plus a few more animals as well! Here are some quick shots of each species, but don't worry, there's more where that came from! #diamondback #westerndiamondback #westerndiamondback #westerndiamondbackrattlesnake #speckledrattlesnake #southwesternspeckledrattlesnake #blacktailedrattlesnake #tiger #tigerrattlesnake
Yesterday I got up at 04:30 and then fell back asleep for an hour but still managed to make it out just before sunrise. Luckily we have a house in the middle of the desert and the preserve is a 10/15 minute walk away. I spent about 3 hours wandering the paths looking for horned lizards and collared lizards but after a morning spent in vain I decided to go off the path and found a dry river bed. There seemed to be more wildlife in the area as I disturbed more birds and jackrabbits but still I couldn’t find the reptiles I was after. Just as I gave up for the morning at around 9am, I almost walked over the top of this western diamondback rattlesnake! This was one of the most docile creatures I’ve been around in a while, they really don’t deserve the bad rep they get. I spent about 20 minutes inching my way towards this snake until I was within about two metres of it. Eventually I got a bit too close and it moved away like a sidewinder into the bushes, rattling away with its little tail maraca (don’t worry, I had quite a lengthy stick on hand to use as a snake hook). If you scroll to the end you can see just how well camouflaged it was and how it’s easy to miss them. . . #arizona 🌵 #arizona_hiking #arizonawildlife #sonorandesert #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #wildlife_vision #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_supreme #saguaro #saguarocactus
Twas the perfect night to pet a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.. Which you should not ever try. #safetyfirst #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #snake #snakesofinstagram #reptile #predator #instagood #ig_today #donttrythisathome #following #like4likes
Rattlesnake who dis? The head was smushed, but I was still too scared to get close! . . . #snake #🐍 #rattlesnake #ekans #westerndiamondback #sonyalpha #a6500 #arizona #nature #igsouthwest #instagramaz
(English below). Una foto tomada con el celular y muy apresurada, porque ya venían carros, de una cascabel muerta para mostrar el gran impacto que tienen las carreteras en la fauna, es impresionante la cantidad de animales que he llegado a ver atropellados en distintas carreteras, sobre todo anfibios, reptiles y mamíferos, muchas veces es inevitable atropellarlos pero esto no quiere decir que no debamos tener cuidado y manejar siempre con precaución (como debería de ser siempre), sobre todo de noche y en los caminos que son menos transitados, para así reducir la posibilidad de llegar a dañar a algún animal que intente cruzar hacia el otro lado. // A very hurry cellphone shot (because cars were coming) of a dead rattlesnake, the purpose of this photo is show the great impact that the roads have on the fauna, it's impressive the amount of animals that I have seen run over on different roads, especially amphibians, reptiles and mammals, many times it's inevitable to run over them but this doesn't mean that we shouldn't be careful and always drive with caution (as it should always be), especially at night and on roads that are less traveled, so as to reduce the possibility of damaging some animal that tries to cross to the other side. #reptile #snake #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #crotalus #crotalusatrox #conservation #biology #ecology #herpetology #mexicoherps
Second time I've seen a rattlesnake coil up like this, but the first time it stayed for photos. This was the only adult Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) we saw among a lot of juveniles. This snake never struck at us and was relaxed (see second pic) before we put our tongs near it. I've never had a rattlesnake strike at me, but they have tried to bite the tongs in self defense. #wildlife #arizona #chiricahuas #cwpbioblitz #animals #nature #gorgeous #selfdefense #rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #crotalus #crotalusatrox #reptilesofinstagram #herpsofinstagram #snakesofinstagram #herping #roadcruising #herpetology #nikon #nikond3400 #85mm #macro #macrophotography #macroshot #nikonphotography
My dude came down here to see some animals so that’s what we’ve been doing everyday🤷🏻‍♂️—- Andrews whole trip was focused around a few species that we didn’t get to see until 2 days before his departure back to the easy coast. Came up on 2 black tailed rattlesnakes, a little neonate WDB and of course the best part- a Gila🙋🏻‍♂️. #reptiles #reptilesofig #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #snake #snakes #snakesofig #snakesofinstagram #gilamonster #westerndiamondback #rattlesnake #atrox #crotalusatrox #crotalusmolossus #arizona #arizonawildlife #wildlife #lizard #lizardsofig #lizardsofinstagram
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