What Is a Mojave Viper?


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The Mojave rattlesnake is a pit viper that resides in parts of Utah, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Mexico. Its range is areas of the desert or low mountain slopes in which mesquite, creosote or cacti grow.

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What Is a Mojave Viper?
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The Mojave is one of the most venomous snakes in North America and consists of two subspecies: the Mojave and the Huamantlan. Identify these snakes by their brown to green coloration, diamond pattern running along the spine, and black and white tail stripes, in which the white stripes are wider. The Mojave is active at night and early morning, remaining partially hidden during the heat of day.

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