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Rattlesnake
Panamint Speckled Rattlesnake.

Spotted in Pine Creek wash of Red Rock, Nevada.

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rpcI really

rpc

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don't wish to have a run in with one of these guys....keep thinking about it while bushwhacking (sometimes on all 4's) in red rocks. Nice shot BTW.
Posted Feb 20, 2008 8:01 pm

Anya JingleRe: I really

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Thanks. This one was a loud grown up, but still blended in really well with the rocks. My concer is also stumbling upon a baby rattler. They 've got to be really small and probably don't make any sounds. I'm not sure.
There are Mojave rattlers in Red Rocks also. I have never seen one, but from what I heard from other people most sightings were near the water.
Don't worry though, there's a much higher probability of meeting a rattlesnake around Lake Mead than in Red Rocks.
Posted Feb 20, 2008 9:34 pm

rpcRe: I really

rpc

Voted 10/10

"There are Mojave rattlers in Red Rocks also."

that's good to know :)
think I read somewhere that these are the worst (within US) in terms of toxicity of venom? thanks for the info.
Posted Feb 21, 2008 1:16 pm

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Mar 16, 2007 10:15 pm

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Object Title: Rattlesnake

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