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Live Action! Photographing a Mojave Rattlesnake!

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The Mojave rattlesnake is an inhabitant of the American southwest. They look amazingly similar to the Western Diamondback rattlesnake but have a more toxic bite. They are reclusive animals which generally flee from people when encountered.

This snake is found in the southwestern United States in southern California, southern Nevada, extreme southwestern Utah, most of Arizona, southern New Mexico, and some of Texas. It also ranges southward through much of Mexico to southern Puebla. It is found in deserts and other areas with xeric vegetation from near sea level to about 2500 m altitude.

The Mojave rattlesnake is one of the world's most venomous snakes. The most common subspecies of Mojave rattlesnake (type A) has a neurotoxic venom that is considered to be the most debilitating and potentially deadly of all rattlesnakes, and even matching several elapids. However, your odds for survival are good if medical attention is sought as soon as possible after a bite.

This was shot at a facility in Oklahoma.

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