Arizona desert rattlesnakes. Rattlesnake bites a dangerous. This article about rattlesnakes discusses the danger how to avoid bites by rattlesnakes and what to do if bitten by a rattlesnake. There are two dark diagonal lines on each side of its face running from the eyes to its jaws. This is an 18 second recording of the rattling of a northern mohave rattlesnake crotalus scutulatus scutulatus shown above.
Mojave rattlesnake mojave green is a highly venomous pit viper species found in the deserts of the southwestern united states and central mexico. This is a complete llst of snakes that occur naturally in california including alien species with well established populations. Rattlesnake fangs are connected by venom ducts to large venom glands near the outer edge of the upper jaw towards the rear of the head. In the united states however there are only four.
The western diamondback rattlesnake crotalus atrox is a heavy bodied snake with a triangular shaped head. Desert wildflower reports for phoenix and northern arizona area. Venomous snakes throughout the world there are many snakes whose venomous bite can be fatal to humans. Crotalus scutulatus common names.
Venom is injected by animals snakes and spiders whereas poison is ingested. All rattlesnakes are venomous poison and although deaths are very rare rattlesnake bites can be lethal cause severe pain and can cause permanent tissue damage. When the rattlesnake bites muscles on the sides of the venom glands contract which squeezes the venom through the ducts and into the fangs. A guide to the amphibians and reptiles of california.