Arizona Black Rattlesnake Animal Pictures

C. cerberus

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arizona black rattlesnake ready to strike
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Rattlesnakes raise their body off the ground in an S shape and rattle a warning.

Arizona black rattlesnakes in communal den.

crotalus cerberus in den
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Arizona black rattlesnakes share communal dens and females may share parenting duties.

young crotalus cerberus
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Young Arizona black rattlesnakes have a distinct pattern and dark stripes on the side of their head.