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Diamondback Water Snake
2007-02-18 23:30:54

The Diamondback Water Snake, Nerodia rhombifer, is a common species of water snake found throughout much of central United States along the Mississippi River Valley. It also ranges within the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. It is also found in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and...

Pygmy Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 11:03:32

The Pygmy Rattlesnake, Sistrurus miliarius, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the southeastern United States. There are three subspecies of this snake. They are generally a small species that grow to between 15 to 31 inches in length. Photo by LA Dawson

Desert Massasauga
2007-01-10 11:01:33

The Desert Massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii, is a subspecies of the Massasauga rattlesnake. It is found in the southwestern United States, primarily in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. There are also small populations in Colorado, Oklahoma, California, and in northern Mexico. It is found in rocky, semi-arid and arid areas. The Desert Massasauga has a light gray or white base color,...

Massasauga
2007-01-10 10:58:11

The Massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the United States, primarily in the Great Lakes region from New York to Illinois, including Ontario in Canada. Some isolated populations are found as far south as northern Missouri. It is the only venomous snake in Michigan, where it is known as the Michigan Rattler. It is also called the swamp rattler because it...

Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 10:54:12

The Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake, Crotalus willardi, is a small species of venomous rattlesnake found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is rarely found outside habitats of high elevation. They are found primarily in wooded mountain ranges primarily in the southwest. Human encounters with these snakes are considered rare events. This is a rather small rattlesnake, with all...

Hopi Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 10:49:04

The Hopi Rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis nuntius, is a species of venomous rattlesnake native mainly to the desert plateau of the northeastern area of Arizona, but also ranges into northwestern New Mexico. Named for the Native American Hopi tribe, which inhabits this region, the Hopi rattlesnake is a subspecies of the Western Rattlesnake. Their range overlaps and some interbreeding is believed to...

Mojave Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 10:45:27

The Mojave Rattlesnake, Crotalus scutulatus, also known as the Mojave rattler, desert diamondback, and scutulated rattlesnake, is a venomous pit viper species commonly found in the southwestern United States and central Mexico. They are primarily found in high desert or low mountain slopes. They prefer scrub brush such as mesquite and creosote, but may also reside in lowland areas of sparse...

Black-tailed Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 10:42:35

The Black-tailed Rattlesnake, Crotalus molossus, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the South-Western United States and Mexico. Although they are good climbers and expert swimmers, they are mostly terrestrial and can be found in grasslands, desert areas, rocky and mountainous areas and higher altitude forested habitats. This is a relatively small rattlesnake species. It averages...

Banded Rock Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 10:33:32

The Banded Rock Rattlesnake, Crotalus lepidus klauberi, is a subspecies of venomous rock rattlesnake found in the southern United States, including Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, and into northern Mexico. They are often found in canyons, hilly slopes, or man-made road cuts. They typically do not travel far, and often spend their entire lives on one particular slope or ridge. They are...

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 10:29:11

The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the United States and Mexico. It is found in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. It prefers flatlands and prairies to the rocky hills and low mountains. This snake is generally colored dark or light brown. Its pattern is a unique row of large, dark diamond shapes edged in...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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