Speckled Rattlesnake

Crotalus mitchellii

Crotalus mitchellii photo © by John Gunn

Photo taken by John Gunn at South Mountain Park, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The cryptic coloration of this snake along side of the rocky substrate is truly amazing. Speckled Rattlesnakes are relatively small, rarely exceeding 1 m in length. They are common to uncommon in the Sonoran Desert preferring rocky habitats in the low mountains.

Viperidae -- Viper Family

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