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Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake

Range:

Western Mexico, up through west coast of United States, southern Sonoran, south through Michoacan and Guerrero.


Habitat:

Dry, coastal cactus (thorn) forest; rocky areas and canyons.


Characteristics:

Keeled scales, color may be pale brown, pale grayish-green or pale green with dark diamond and triangular blotches. Triangles are edged in white, sometimes with terra-cotta specks. Lifespan is 10 - 20 years depending on size and species.


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Reproduction:

Fourteen inch young are born alive.


Interesting Facts:

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About Our Animals:

This animal is not currently in Hogle Zoo inventory.


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Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake
Range
Class: reptile
Genus: Crotolus
Species: b. basiliscus
Length: Nearly 7 ft., with the average being 4 - 5 ft.
Length: Nearly 7 ft., with the average being 4 - 5 ft.
Average Lifespan: 10
Wild Diet: Mammals, birds, and lizards.
USFWS Status: Not Listed
CITES Status: Not Listed


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