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Old 07-23-2021, 04:20 AM   #1
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I know it's a "good" one because it's dead. What kind is it. Found on a road in New Mexico.
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:32 AM   #2
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Black-tailed Rattlesnake.
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Old 07-23-2021, 05:33 AM   #3
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Mojave rattler!
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Old 07-23-2021, 06:07 AM   #4
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Sure looks like a Mojave to me.
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Old 07-23-2021, 06:22 AM   #5
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:23 AM   #6
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That woulda made a beautiful hat band!
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:37 AM   #7
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The Mojava that I had dealings with in Central AZ Had a Greenish tint

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Old 07-23-2021, 08:38 AM   #8
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Mojave
We called them Sand Rattlers........
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:40 AM   #9
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They will put the hurt on you!
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:53 AM   #10
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That’s a bad little dude. Its a Mojave and its the 3rd most venomous of all rattle snakes.
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:56 AM   #11
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Cool Rattler
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:05 AM   #12
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I would definitely save that skin.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:14 AM   #13
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It's a black tail rattlesnake.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:23 AM   #14
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Sure looks like a blacktail to me.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:30 AM   #15
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This is a black tail I killed in Junction. Much different color pattern.


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Old 07-23-2021, 09:34 AM   #16
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Your black tail and the one in the OP both have the double diamond pattern. Colors are a little different, but other rattlesnakes of the same species can vary in color too. Mojave has a single diamond or more oval pattern, similar to prairie rattler. The double "snake eyes" pattern is black tail.
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:51 AM   #17
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Dang! That one was born with king horn coming out of his head!
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:06 AM   #18
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Cool looking snakes


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Old 07-23-2021, 11:35 AM   #19
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Cool snakes. Never knew there were blacktails in Junction (I am assuming Texas).
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:51 AM   #20
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Cool snakes. Never knew there were blacktails in Junction (I am assuming Texas).
Lots of them in the hill country. Growing up here in the hill country we killed or had run ins with just as many blacktails as we did diamondbacks.

This link may help some of y’all see it’s a blacktailed rattler as well as see all the different rattle snakes we have here in TX.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/hun...urvival/snakes

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Old 07-23-2021, 12:04 PM   #21
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Lots of them in the hill country. Growing up here in the hill country we killed or had run ins with just as many blacktails as we did diamondbacks.
Wow! I have buddy that lives off of 27, down from the Valiant Ranch. He raises both venomous and non venomous snakes. Told me hes never caught a rattlesnake since living there and actively looking for them
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Old 07-23-2021, 12:10 PM   #22
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Beautiful
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Old 07-23-2021, 02:44 PM   #23
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Wow! I have buddy that lives off of 27, down from the Valiant Ranch. He raises both venomous and non venomous snakes. Told me hes never caught a rattlesnake since living there and actively looking for them
Hmmm thats weird, its funny you say 27 though. Have a buddy that grew up off 27 between comfort and centerpoint and theyd kill a couple rattlers a year near the house and barn.
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Old 07-23-2021, 03:06 PM   #24
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He’s got about 300 snakes on 10 acres along with three rescue mountain lions and a rescue tiger.
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:02 PM   #25
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Hes got about 300 snakes on 10 acres along with three rescue mountain lions and a rescue tiger.
I'm at Valiant Ranch quite a bit and would love to check out some of those snakes.


I thought it was a pretty snake, just glad my boy and I didn't run across one while scouting.
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:24 PM   #26
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:58 PM   #27
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Cool color and cool pattern.
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