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Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake - Croatalus molossus molossus

Baird and Girard, 1853
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Adult, Dos Cabesas Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona
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Adult, Pinaleno Mountains, Graham County, Arizona
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Adult, Chiricahua Mountains,
Cochise County, Arizona

Adult, Chiricahua Mountains,
Cochise County, Arizona

Adult, Pajarito Mountains,
Santa Cruz County, Arizona
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Adult, Santa Rita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona Adult, Santa Rita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona
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Adult, Pajarito Mountains,
Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Tail Captive adult, courtesy of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
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Mating pair found in the Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona
  Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake  
  Mating pair found in the Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona
 
     
Habitat
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Habitat, Pajarito Mountains,
Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Habitat, Chiricahua Mountains,
Cochise County, Arizona
Habitat, Santa Rita Mountains,
Pima County, Arizona
  Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake habitat  
  Habitat, 8,800 ft., Pinaleno Mountains, Graham County, Arizona  
     
Short Video and Sounds
Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake sound

Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake
Views of a Black-tailed Rattlesnake in the Pajarito Mountains of Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Recording of the rattling of a captive adult (shown above) courtesy of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. © Jeff Rice / Western Soundscape Archive Not to be used without permission. A basking Black-tailed Rattlesnake high up in the Pinaleno mountains of Graham County, Arizona.
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