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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Crotalus atrox



Avoid/relocate if found at home

Very common in the Cave Creek area


Snake fence exclusion works very well with this species

The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is one of the most commonly encountered snakes in Cave Creek.

While Diamondbacks in other regions of the country may get to be quite large, a large, adult Diamondback in the Cave Creek area would be in the 3.5′ range.

They can most easily be identified by their high-contrast, black and white banded tail. When coiled in ambush, however, the tail is not usually visible, so this should not be a lone indicator.

They are often mistaken for the superficially similar-looking Mojave Rattlesnake.