Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes: Image Gallery

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes Mating
    Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes © Brad Lawrence, used with permission.

    The Snake Most People Fear is the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    The images of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes in this gallery were all submitted by About.com Phoenix readers, and all of these snakes were found in Arizona. However, not all snakes that call the Phoenix area home are Diamondbacks. Check out this gallery of other snake varieties seen in Arizona, some of which are venomous and some are not.

    When encountering a snake you should take appropriate precautions. If you come upon any snake in the desert, the best way to proceed is to steer clear -- avoid it and leave it alone! If you have a snake at your home or in your yard and you aren't comfortable with what kind of snake it is or how to handle it, contact a professional and they will remove it for you.

    If you have taken a photo of a snake found in the Phoenix area (or your hand or foot after having been bitten by a snake) and you would like to submit the picture for inclusion in this gallery, here is how you do it. Your photo might be featured in the About.com Phoenix weekly newsletter!

    The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is the most common venomous snake in the Phoenix area.

    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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes Mating
    Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes © Brad Lawrence, used with permission.

    The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is the most common venomous snake in the Phoenix area.

    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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake picture © John Hardison, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Arizona Rattlesnake

    Arizona Rattlesnake
    Rattlesnake picture © Terri, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Arizona Rattlesnake

    Arizona Rattlesnake
    Rattlesnake picture © Zack Bittner, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Arizona Rattlesnake

    Arizona Rattlesnake
    Rattlesnake picture © Zack Bittner, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    © Gloria Spratt, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback
    © Trent Mitchell, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    © Kristi Johnson, 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.

    From the photographer: "We adopted a couple of bearded dragons from a yard sale about 2 months ago and part of the deal was to take not only the 60 gallon tank with the dragons but also a Southwestern Speckled rattlesnake in a 125 gal. tank. This was my boyfriends 'project'. Approximately one month later, we discovered 'Fang' (the diamondback) in our backyard in rural East Mesa. We have children and dogs and were concerned about loose snakes. They get along GREAT in the same enclosure! We do not know his age but figure he/she is young. Just yesterday, there was a very large diamondback sniffing around our dragon's outdoor enclosure and I captured him. Thought perhaps to release him/her but divided the large tank and now they all live warm, fed and happy. They eat live mice, small rats once every week to 1.5 weeks. This is a bit difficult for us as we also have domestic dumbo rats as pets! I guess I became an unexpected snake handler. We use 'the Grabber' to handle the snakes and it is always an adrenaline-charged event when we have to clean enclosures, rehouse etc."

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback
    © Trent Mitchell, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    © Tom Callahan, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Scottsdale Rattlesnake
    © Ayesha Saeed, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    © Derrick A. Denis, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    © Debbie Joedicker, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Rattlesnake Picture
    Rattlesnake Picture © Ralph & Nancy Heysek, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    Rattlesnake Picture © Bonnie Mora, 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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

    Continue to 17 of 26 below.
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    Arizona Rattlesnake

    Arizona Rattlesnake
    Rattlesnake picture © Bob Czzowitz, 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.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake © Brad Lawrence, used with permission.

    The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is the most common venomous snake in the Phoenix area.

    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.

    A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    © Tracy Saker, used with permission

    The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is a common venomous snake in the Phoenix area.

    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.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    © Rhonda Duvall, used with permission

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

    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.

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    Juvenile Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    © Isabel Theile Graves, 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.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Rattlesnake rattle
    © Gary Wojton, used with permission

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

    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.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Scottsdale Rattlesnake
    © Gary Wojton, used with permission

    The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is a commonly seen in the Phoenix area. It is venomous.

    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.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    © Gary Wojton, used with permission

    The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is a commonly seen in the Phoenix area. It is venomous. Warning: if you are taking photos, please keep your distance and don't disturb the snake's habitat.

    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.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

    © Cindy McNown Perry, used with permission

    The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is commonly seen in the Phoenix area. It is venomous. Warning: if you are taking photos, please keep your distance and don't disturb the snake's habitat.

    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.

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    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

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    Tom Blair, used with permission

    From the photographer: "This picture was from my back yard at Marana AZ.The Snake is a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake it was about 2ft or so long."

     If you have taken a photo of a snake in Arizona and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.