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Red Rattlers on the ranch. #7454032 03/08/19 11:14 PM
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Just coming out of the dens and they have a red dirt look to them. First pic is 4 plus ft second is about 3-3 1/2.

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Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
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I had three from my grandmothers place in Sweetwater....all were red. I had them for several years and they stayed red....wasn't dirt stain....they were colored similar to the one in the first picture,

I also had one from my uncles place in Salado...lots of limestone....snake was really white/light colored......

Neat animals....

Nice pics! Good looking snakes....


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Great pic!!


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Excellent pictures up

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Those are 2 beautiful color phases of western diamondbacks. There is a species (crotalus ruber) in California that's common name is the red rattlesnake or the Baja Red. cheers


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Also, anyone interested in the color and pattern variation in snakes should look up the gray-banded kingsnake (lampropeltis alterna) from right here in Texas. They have 7 distinct color phases and countless minor variations. They're #1 on the bucket list for almost every snake enthusiast in Texas, or anywhere in America for that matter.


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Great pics !
Healthy looking snakes !

Re: Red Rattlers on the ranch. [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #7454184 03/09/19 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ImTheReasonDovesMourn
Also, anyone interested in the color and pattern variation in snakes should look up the gray-banded kingsnake (lampropeltis alterna) from right here in Texas. They have 7 distinct color phases and countless minor variations. They're #1 on the bucket list for almost every snake enthusiast in Texas, or anywhere in America for that matter.


You are dead on...I've had a couple....

Also look up mottled rock rattlesnake or banded rock rattlesnake ......they are on my bucket list.....amazing color variations....


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Originally Posted by ImTheReasonDovesMourn
Those are 2 beautiful color phases of western diamondbacks. There is a species (crotalus ruber) in California that's common name is the red rattlesnake or the Baja Red. cheers


Never seen the BAJA Red but have caught and handled Mojave Greens when I was in Victorville California.


Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
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Also, anyone interested in the color and pattern variation in snakes should look up the gray-banded kingsnake (lampropeltis alterna) from right here in Texas. They have 7 distinct color phases and countless minor variations. They're #1 on the bucket list for almost every snake enthusiast in Texas, or anywhere in America for that matter.


You are dead on...I've had a couple....

Also look up mottled rock rattlesnake or banded rock rattlesnake ......they are on my bucket list.....amazing color variations....


Jess, you just picked my 2 most wanted snakes. I've caught every pitviper in Texas except the rock rattlers. I don't think a creature can get any prettier than those 2.


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Those are 2 beautiful color phases of western diamondbacks. There is a species (crotalus ruber) in California that's common name is the red rattlesnake or the Baja Red. cheers


Never seen the BAJA Red but have caught and handled Mojave Greens when I was in Victorville California.


Those California Mojave rattlers are super green. Ours are not nearly as green but they start showing those genetics as you go west. Arizona is where that trait really starts to stand out.


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Also, anyone interested in the color and pattern variation in snakes should look up the gray-banded kingsnake (lampropeltis alterna) from right here in Texas. They have 7 distinct color phases and countless minor variations. They're #1 on the bucket list for almost every snake enthusiast in Texas, or anywhere in America for that matter.


You are dead on...I've had a couple....

Also look up mottled rock rattlesnake or banded rock rattlesnake ......they are on my bucket list.....amazing color variations....


Jess, you just picked my 2 most wanted snakes. I've caught every pitviper in Texas except the rock rattlers. I don't think a creature can get any prettier than those 2.


I agree. They are awesome snakes. We need to get together and head out to El Paso and find a couple..... up


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I can make whatever rattlesnake you find turn red laugh

Love the pics

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Great pics. Glad to see them at a distance....

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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
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Also, anyone interested in the color and pattern variation in snakes should look up the gray-banded kingsnake (lampropeltis alterna) from right here in Texas. They have 7 distinct color phases and countless minor variations. They're #1 on the bucket list for almost every snake enthusiast in Texas, or anywhere in America for that matter.


You are dead on...I've had a couple....

Also look up mottled rock rattlesnake or banded rock rattlesnake ......they are on my bucket list.....amazing color variations....


Jess, you just picked my 2 most wanted snakes. I've caught every pitviper in Texas except the rock rattlers. I don't think a creature can get any prettier than those 2.


I agree. They are awesome snakes. We need to get together and head out to El Paso and find a couple..... up


Let's roll! cheers


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Beautiful coloration.

Both in that classic position for sunning themselves undisturbed.


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the one in the second pic looks like he just had a meal

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