The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is a common snake in the Phoenix area. Don't get too close -- it is venomous.
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
If you have taken a photo of a snake in Maricopa County (Greater Phoenix area) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it