© 2000 - document.write((new Date()).getFullYear()); Pictorial Key to Venomous Species in United States. Humidity is more important to some reptile species than others. The rings were well defined and evenly spaced apart. Post The general rule is that Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes have a banding on the tail in a roughly 1:1 ratio of white to black, while Mojave Rattlesnakes tend to have tail banding at 2:1 white to black. 8pm my husband left to get us some dinner. Here's my question. The general rule is that Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes have a banding on the tail in a roughly 1:1 ratio of white to black, while Mojave Rattlesnakes tend to have tail banding at 2:1 white to black. I'm not sure about which snake in your area, but, in the area we lived in (Cochise county), we had mostly mojaves - in fact, only saw 2 rattlers that weren't.
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The thing I noticed about the mojaves (I took lots of pictures that I got to look at afterwards, and we have killed a couple), is that the black rings towards the rattle do not make a perfect circle - they all (the ones we saw) had matching black rings, but the one or 2 towards the rattle end did not meet perfectly. What can “snow birds” do to keep rattlesnakes away? This Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is a good boy and following the rules with a clearly-marked tail banded at about 1:1 ratio of white to black. We were walking down the dirt road, no rattling, no nothing. However, it can be much more complex than that. I have another question I hope you can answer. Northern Mohave Rattlesnake - Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus : Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox: There are 2 large scales between the supraoculars : There are 4 or more small scales between supraoculars. ...from my experience rattlesnakes move around both during the day and night but usually only one or two days before it rains. While everyone was looking up at the 3 Sisters, we were living on top of the 3 Sisters. Homar. In general, snakes are quite active during the monsoon season, but it's not all that hard to find them roaming at night in May (when it almost never rains in Arizona). (Going from what I read) I'm now arguing with someone about which type of snake this could be, this other person says that the Western lives in the higher elevations rather than in the lower desert. In a quick post to our snake identification page on Facebook, this lead many people to incorrectly identify this snake as a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, when the overall appearance is clearly that of a Mojave Rattlesnake.
Both Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes and Mojave Rattlesnakes have banded tails with a high degree of variability in color, pattern, and complexity. Yes, rattlesnakes can climb trees–this is normal.
We did see more AFTER a monsoon rain - they were after the frogs that came up out of the ground, I think. A light stripe extends from behind the eye diagonally to beyond the end of the jaw. Hey, I wanted to clear up something about how to tell a difference between a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake and a Mojave rattlesnake, So the common misconception is that the tail bands are always gonna be wider in the Western Diamondback being about one to one or 50 percent each, White and black, where I'm a rattlesnake has much wider White bands bands to to black black at at at about about … by coazon de oro » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:08 pm, Post
by Mrs.Oroblanco » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:24 am, Post Lastnight at approx. Instead, more accurate identifications can be made by looking at the gestalt, or overall appearance and culmination of attributes of the animal. Re: Mojave vs Western Diamondback? He called me from the pickup a minute after walking out the door. I turned around to see behind me (a habit I have), and barreling as fast as he could, was a mojave, heading straight for us. Hello Cateyes, from my experience rattlesnakes move around both during the day and night but usually only one or two days before it rains. As an example, this Mojave Rattlesnake has 3 of these scales. by cateyes » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:20 pm, Post by reptilist » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:44 pm, Post by TradClimber » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:25 pm, Post
This snake was over 3 feet long and had black and white rings just before the rattlers. But, I don't know if its just the "greens" or if it was a regional thing, or, just a mojave rattler thing.
He was a pretty good size, so I don't think he was a youngster, and he had 7 rattles - we always carry guns - I still have his rattle.
BTW, this is my first snake experience and I'm a bit spooked right now. Next time you see a rattlesnake watch the weather report and you will verify this.
The field marks below can help differentiate these two similar species of rattlesnake where their ranges overlap in California. by reptilist » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:22 pm, Post I'm being treated like I'm stupid, LOL! Width of the Rings on the Tail Color of Ring Next to the Rattle Northern Mohave Rattlesnake - Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus Copyright © 1996-document.write( new Date().getFullYear() ); DesertUSA.com and Digital West Media, Inc. Hello! (The supraoculars are the large scales directly above each eye.). As he was walking across our patio to his truck he heard a 'rattle' and discovered that he had just passed a rattlesnake coiled in front of our BBQ grill, a measly 2 feet away from him. Here is a video that explains all of this: In general, when identifying a rattlesnake, it is not advised to focus on any single feature. ↳ History - Legends & Lore of the Superstitions, http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Snakes-Subp ... atrox.html, http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Snakes-Subp ... latus.html.
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