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PRAIRIE RATTLESNAKE
Crotalus viridis

Prairie Rattlesnake - Crotalus viridis  Crotalus     viridis     from     Apache          County,       Arizona                                             Photo courtesy of Randy Babb, Az PARC Prairie Rattlesnake - Crotalus viridis  Crotalus viridis  from Luna Co., NM.             Photo by James Bear


Prairie Rattlesnake - Crotalus viridis
;Crotalus viridis from Hudspeth Co., Tx.       Photo by Jason Penney



Distribution:  In our region, this species occurs throughout west Texas, New Mexico and in the northeastern portion of Arizona.

Legal Status:  Crotalus viridis is not a protected species in our region.

Note:  For additional photographs and to learn more about rattlesnakes engaging in the ritual male combat dance click here.





Prairie Rattlesnake - Crotalus viridis viridis Habitat of Crotalus viridis along FM 2317 north of Sierra Blanca
in Hudspeth County, Texas                            Photo by Jason Penney
Prarie Rattlesnake - Crotalus viridis
Crotalus viridis from Apache Co., Az.    Photo courtesy of Az PARC

Prairie Rattlesnake - Crotalus viridis viridis Crotalus viridis from Santa Fe Co., N.M. Photo by Robert Capriccio


Male Prairie Rattlesnakes - Crotalus viridis engaged in ritual combat dance Two male Crotalus viridis  in the  Salmon-Challis Nat'l. Forest of
Idaho engaged in a ritual male combat dance   Photo by Sean Bascom

Prairie Rattlesnake - Crotalus viridis Crotalus viridis from Jeff Davis Co., Texas     Photo by Orry Martin

Prairie Rattlesnake - Crotalus viridis Crotalus viridis from Jeff Davis Co., Texas     Photo by Orry Martin






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