Crotalus atrox

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake


WESTERN DIAMOND-BACKED RATTLESNAKE Crotalus atrox Baird & Girard, 1853  

STATUS:  Common

DOCUMENTED COUNTIES:  Collin, Dallas, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise

HABITAT:  Western Cross Timbers, Mesquite Grand Prairie, Cedar-limestone Hills, and Rolling Plains

COMMENTS:  The diamond-backed rattlesnake is still fairly common in the Cedar-limestone Hills of Dallas County.