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April 16th

April 16th

Rattleless Rattlesnake; Endemic to Santa Catalina Island in the Gulf of Californina (Baja Mexico), Its most distinctive feature is its lack of a rattle. The base of the tail, the "button", has degenerated to such an extent that the rattle immediately falls off with each shed instead of forming a new segment, as it does in other species of rattlesnakes. This is widely believed to be a localized adaptation for hunting birds Taken on March 30th 2013 while hiking on Isla Santa Catalina, Baja California Sur

Baja California SurHikeIsla Santa CatalinaMEXMexicoRattleless RattlesnakeSanta Martha