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Mojave or Western Diamondback???

Description: This is a Rattlesnake that i caught, Aug 2nd 2005,near Lake Pleasant, Aizona. The problem is, i`m not sure if it`s either a Western Diamondback or a Mojave. ....has now been identified as Mojave.

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User: SnakeMike117 (see all of SnakeMike117's photos)
Views: 2204
Date: 11/27/05
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Image URL: https://gallery.kingsnake.com/data/100533Mike`s_arizona_pics_017-med.jpg
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psilocybe

Registered: 06/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 57
Comments Left: 0

Looks like an atrox. It's a pretty unnecesarry risk to be pinning venomous unless medicating or milking (for a good reason, not just for the hell of it). Rating: 5/5 
12-04-2005 11:07PM View psilocybe's Profile Visit psilocybe's Homepage! View psilocybe's Gallery  

otis07

Registered: 11/2005
Location: earth
Photos Uplaoded: 269
Comments Left: 0
RES, WTF, aussi, FBT, hingebac tortoise, ocelot gecko, leos, oregon newt, FB newt, uro, russian tortoise, tinctorius darts, standard imitator, imitator intermedius, panaguan lamsi, leucomelas, auratus, vietnamese mossy frogs, lots of fish + crawfish

if it is a diamondback it isn't a good idea to hold it, and especially not like that, get the head away from yourself.
12-10-2005 04:41PM View otis07's Profile View otis07's Gallery  

SnakeMike117

Registered: 11/2005
Location: metro-Atlanta....Georgia
Photos Uplaoded: 19
Comments Left: 0
i`m Mike....i`m 17 from atlanta. um....i don`t kno wat else....

thanks for the comments, and i kno....it was an extreme risk for me to pin the snake. but i just wanted to have total control. this was my first venomous snake catch. i had to prove to myself that i was ready.... but believe me, all catches in the future will NOT be pinned. thanks again yo` Rating: 4/5 
12-11-2005 05:43PM View SnakeMike117's Profile View SnakeMike117's Gallery  

TurtleQuest

Registered: 09/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 32
Comments Left: 0

I predict this kid will die soon.
12-22-2005 04:02PM View TurtleQuest's Profile View TurtleQuest's Gallery  

ClarkC

Registered: 09/2002
Location: USA
Photos Uplaoded: 20
Comments Left: 0

Definitely WDB! It's always a risk to handle
hots. That pic. looks like some I have of me
when I was your age. I still do a lot of
handling for research reasons. Just be very
carefull. Don't ever get in a hurry. And never
do it just to showoff. Nice Pic!
12-31-2005 06:35PM View ClarkC's Profile  

SnakeMike117

Registered: 11/2005
Location: metro-Atlanta....Georgia
Photos Uplaoded: 19
Comments Left: 0
i`m Mike....i`m 17 from atlanta. um....i don`t kno wat else....

thanks for ur comments again, but i have determined that this snake is wat i first guessed it to be, it`s a Mojave. i have another pic that is zoomed on the head, and u can make out the facial patterns. and with the help of a Peterson Field Guide, i found the truth. it`s a Mojave.

and to the jerkass who predicted i`d die soon. guess wat....i`m still alive and bitchin, and i feel good enough to [bleep] ur mother.
05-31-2006 07:51PM View SnakeMike117's Profile View SnakeMike117's Gallery  

SnakeMike117

Registered: 11/2005
Location: metro-Atlanta....Georgia
Photos Uplaoded: 19
Comments Left: 0
i`m Mike....i`m 17 from atlanta. um....i don`t kno wat else....

the tail bands are way too thin to be atrox tho
05-31-2006 07:55PM View SnakeMike117's Profile View SnakeMike117's Gallery  

mudbuddy

Registered: 10/2006
Photos Uplaoded: 1
Comments Left: 0

It's a Crotalus atrox bitzadepshat... it's totally obvious.

Why don't you try freehandling it next?
C'mon, you can do it! You da' man ! ! !
11-27-2006 04:34AM View mudbuddy's Profile  

Hanburys

Registered: 10/2006
Location: Canyon, Texas
Photos Uplaoded: 256
Comments Left: 0
1 Burm, 2 Bull snakes, 1 Hog island boa, 2 Marine toads, 1 Green Anaconda, 1 Savannah Monitor, 1 Sulcata tortoise, 2 Leopard gecko, 1 dwarf caiman, 2 common snappers, 1 alligator snapper, 2 Porthidium ophryomegas, 1 Porthidium Lansbergii, 1 lep klaub

Hey TurtleQuest, go play with a turtle. the kid is doing fine, he didnt get bit. nice mojave. Rating: 5/5 
01-20-2007 05:35AM View Hanburys's Profile View Hanburys's Gallery  

chondro101

Registered: 05/2008
Photos Uplaoded: 14
Comments Left: 0

Hey kid,be careful man,never handle hots alone..and that is not scutalatus,that is with out doubt atrox...(not that im encouraging you to be handling em at all,but i cant give advice,i started at 13..)
06-28-2008 09:12PM View chondro101's Profile View chondro101's Gallery