Western rattlesnake

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Related to Western rattlesnake: prairie rattlesnake
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Noun1.Western rattlesnake - widely distributed between the Mississippi and the RockiesWestern rattlesnake - widely distributed between the Mississippi and the Rockies
rattler, rattlesnake - pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
Crotalus, genus Crotalus - large rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey
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Although formulated especially for the western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), the company says the vaccine's best coverage also offers protection against bites of the western rattlesnake, prairie rattlesnake, Great Basin rattlesnake, northern and southern Pacific rattle snakes, and copperheads.
Growth and sexual maturity of the Western Rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis, in British Columbia.
I was deeply perturbed when reading "The New CRO" [August 2004] when the author described the "corner and kill" of a western rattlesnake. As an amateur herpetologist, I've admired many reptiles in their natural habitats as well as captive environments.
By the sound of it this was a large western rattlesnake, perhaps the mother to the small one that my daughter had come across a week before.
This is in contrast to the western rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis, the western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, the Mojave rattlesnake, Crotalus scutulatus and the tiger rattlesnake, Crotalus tigris in which the major period of spermiogenesis occurs in summer-autnumn (Aldridge 1979a, Jacob et al.
Every spring, he has his students sit on their lab tables while he releases a western rattlesnake onto the floor.

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