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Different Color Rattler #9061410 06/13/24 05:02 PM
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Came across this fella this morning. About 3' long. A different color than I've seen before. The westerns are generally a sorta dark golden/tan color. I wonder if this is a western, or something else?
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Almost all I see are this color.
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Could be getting close to molting maybe?


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That's a cool one!

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When I gassed them I would get color variations like that. It didn't seem to be related to age.

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Beautiful snake! I’ve caught them almost black (Matagorda bay), to red (Sweetwater), to almost white (Salado) like that one.


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I gassed and sold a bunch one time and one was the color of Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill. The guys at the buyer's place made good sport of me and the pink snake roflmao

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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Beautiful snake! I’ve caught them almost black (Matagorda bay), to red (Sweetwater), to almost white (Salado) like that one.

Got any pics of those color phases? would be cool to see.

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The only one I've seen that light was down on Padre Island. I figured it was an adaptation to the lighter colored sand vs normal dirt.

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Originally Posted by Stompy
Came across this fella this morning. About 3' long. A different color than I've seen before. The westerns are generally a sorta dark golden/tan color. I wonder if this is a western, or something else?
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Ive seen ones like this in southern new mexico.

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Beautiful...........!
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Western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) can have a variety of colors, including:

Ground color: Khaki, pinkish, fallow, brick red, yellowish blonde, or white

Dorsal blotches: Brown or umber, with 23–45 blotches on average

Diamond patterns: Dark, diamond-shaped spots on the back, outlined in white or yellow

Stripes: Two prominent stripes on the face

Tail: Alternating black and white banding


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That is any awesome picture.

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Different designs and colors.
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Originally Posted by bluetopper
Different designs and colors.
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Yup, but that's not a diamond back...


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Originally Posted by kry226
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Different designs and colors.
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Yup, but that's not a diamond back...

But it's sure a Texas rattlesnake.

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Here’s another Texas rattlesnake I picked up with a rake, like a fool with a cell phone in the other hand.
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coolpics Looks like it got a tint of blue.
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Originally Posted by bluetopper
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Different designs and colors.
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Yup, but that's not a diamond back...

But it's sure a Texas rattlesnake.

Originally Posted by bluetopper
Here’s another Texas rattlesnake I picked up with a rake, like a fool with a cell phone in the other hand.
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Both areTimber (or canebrake) rattlesnakes…..same one as found in New England….huge range and typically passive snakes…

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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
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Different designs and colors.
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Yup, but that's not a diamond back...

But it's sure a Texas rattlesnake.

Originally Posted by bluetopper
Here’s another Texas rattlesnake I picked up with a rake, like a fool with a cell phone in the other hand.
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Both areTimber (or canebrake) rattlesnakes…..same one as found in New England….huge range and typically passive snakes…

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Yep, when mature..... a BIG, Thick, Strong snake. And as you said.....normally a non-aggressive, mild tempered snake (if not harassed).

We have them in parts of East Texas.

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Originally Posted by Stompy
Came across this fella this morning. About 3' long. A different color than I've seen before. The westerns are generally a sorta dark golden/tan color. I wonder if this is a western, or something else?
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I saw one of these last year in Foard County but a lot smaller.

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I've never seen one that color. Pretty cool

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Originally Posted by brushcountryhunter
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Beautiful snake! I’ve caught them almost black (Matagorda bay), to red (Sweetwater), to almost white (Salado) like that one.

Got any pics of those color phases? would be cool to see.


I agree, please post them if you have some pics.

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Originally Posted by Triplesnake
The only one I've seen that light was down on Padre Island. I figured it was an adaptation to the lighter colored sand vs normal dirt.

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The one I came across was very similar color on a limestone outcropping. Mostly light grey with black and white outlined diamonds….


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Originally Posted by Rebel.
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Beautiful snake! I’ve caught them almost black (Matagorda bay), to red (Sweetwater), to almost white (Salado) like that one.

Got any pics of those color phases? would be cool to see.


I agree, please post them if you have some pics.


I don’t have ready access to the pics. I looked on line for pics similar to the one I came across. They were in an old
Laptop that I saved the hard drive and have jump drives with old pics.

The light one was similar to the one triplesnake posted above and this photo I pulled from a google search trying to find images of similar snakes.
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The dark one was just a little lighter than this one and I had an old cellphone pic. I don’t believe that it was melanistic but just a really dark individual….
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The red pair I caught at my grandparents place in Sweetwater. Both were dark red colored and I thought it was stain from the red soil and thought they would be “normal” color once they shed. I kept them them for several years and they both shed multiple times always retaining their red color. Looked something like this.

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And as a bonus I came across this piebald rattlesnake picture while looking for pictures representing the one I came across. This is one very cool rattlesnake!
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