red diamond rattlesnake

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“This amazing footage was captured of two wild male Red Diamond rattlesnakes (Crotalus ruber) displaying combat behaviors in late March 2014.”

Excellent video taken by an old friend of mine.

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Granite Rock Outcroppings - Riverside County, CA

Chaparral stretches across various hillsides of Southern California. Within this habitat type, granite rock outcroppings stud the terrain. Within these outcrops, many different species of snakes can be found- often thermoregulating under rocks at the base of larger outcroppings, or within cracks.

1. Baja California Lyre Snake (Trimorphodon biscutatus lyrophanes)
2. Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber)
3. South Western Thread Snake (Leptotyphlops humilis humilis)
4. Western Black-headed Snake (Tantilla planiceps)
5. San Diego Night Snake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha klauberi)