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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

San Tan Valley

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The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is a common snake in the Phoenix area. Don't get too close -- it is venomous.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

From the photographer: "Found this brave snake in my backyard near the golf course in San Tan Valley, AZ near Queen Creek, AZ. 9/15/2011."

© Rhonda Duvall, used with permission
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