A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake from Cedar Creek, Texas

A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake from Cedar Creek, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Karen L., first published on 21 November 2010, was revised last on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:11(06) —————————— Karen called me on 22 October 2010 to talk about the rattlesnake she found outside a screened window the previous evening, after dark. A neighbor came to her aid ...

A Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake in a Commercial Facility in San Antonio, Texas

A Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake in a Commercial Facility in San Antonio, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Martha D., first published on 2 April 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(01). —————————————– This 17-inch-long, juvenile Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake was observed by a sharp-eyed night shift supervisor at a commercial facility in San Antonio. The supervisor, a woman, was walking down a well-lighted ...

Sweetwater Texas, 2010 Rattlesnake Roundup — Part III 1

Sweetwater Texas, 2010 Rattlesnake Roundup --- Part III
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 15 March 2010, was last revised on 18 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(17). —————————————– The hunting party proceeded to the next promising rattlesnake den down the canyon. As we traveled, the raw beauty of the place became more and more evident. Some will question such ...

Sweetwater Texas, 2010 Rattlesnake Roundup — Part II

Sweetwater Texas, 2010 Rattlesnake Roundup --- Part II
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 15 March 2010, was last revised on 18 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(16). —————————————– March 12, 2010: At about 10:15 A.M., the Nolan County Coliseum loudspeaker announced that the rattlesnake roundup guided hunt was about to begin. All the registered hunters gathered at the back of ...

Sweetwater Texas, 2010 Rattlesnake Roundup–PART I

Sweetwater Texas, 2010 Rattlesnake Roundup--PART I
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 11 March 2010, was last revised on 18 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(14). —————————————– March 11, 2010: The 52nd Annual Sweetwater, Texas, Rattlesnake Roundup is off and running, and BugsInTheNews is there. I arrived in Sweetwater last night, and spent the day touring the grounds at ...

A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake in Round Rock Texas

A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake in Round Rock Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Katie, first published on 19 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(08). —————————————– On Thursday, 21 January 2010, I received the following e-mail note from Katie, a mother with small children, who lives in southwest Round Rock, Texas: “Hi Jerry. We found this ...

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 9 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(05). —————————————– The Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox, Baird & Girard, 1853) is an animal (kingdom Animalia) with a hollow, dorsal nerve cord (phylum Chordata), a backbone (subphylum Vertebrata), and jaws (infraorder Gnathostomata). It is a ...
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