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Sidewinder Rattlesnake
Crotalus cerastes

Description
The Sidewinder Rattlesnake has horn like projections over each eye. Ground like coloration's of brown, tan and gray. Sometimes blotches on the back are inter spaced with colors of white, cream or gray.

Size
A small rattlesnake when compared to the Western Diamondback. 2-2.5 feet is the general size. Females are larger than males. And Mohave Desert populations are smaller than the Sonoran Desert populations.

Prey
Neonate Sidewinders feed on scorpions and other invertebrates. Adults usually feed on the desert rodents, lizards and sometimes birds.


Distribution Range