Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridus) in Big Basin State Park California

Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in Big Basin State Park California. The Western Rattlesnake, which can exceed seven feet in length, is the only poisonous snake found in the park. This individual was lying on the Berry Creek trail oath in the Redwood forest, though they are generally found in drier habitats. This snake is sometimes known as the Northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oregonus). Thanks to Mark C. for identification help.

Image Location: Big Basin State Park, California, USA
Photographer/Camera: Photo taken by Rhett A. Butler using a Canon Digital Rebel XT

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