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The western diamondback rattlesnake or Texas diamond-back sticking tongue out...

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Caption: The western diamondback rattlesnake or Texas diamond-back sticking tongue out to sniff surroundings. It is poisonous.
Scientific name: Crotalus atrox
Location: TUCSON, ARIZONA, USA
Copyright: © Yvette Cardozo
Photographer Code: TUCSON_0184B
AGPix ID: AGPix_Cardozo_2734
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Comments: The western diamondback rattlesnake or Texas diamond-back is a venomous rattlesnake species found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is likely responsible for the majority of snakebite fatalities in northern Mexico and the greatest number of snakebites in the U.S. Sticking it's tongue out is a way to sniff its surroundings.

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