Members of the Rokyta Lab and Dr. Lisle Gibbs’ lab traveled out to west Texas at the end of June after the Evolution Conference in Austin for several days of fieldwork. We did extremely well with venomous species. We saw numerous western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox), prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis), Mojave rattlesnakes (Crotalus scutulatus), black-tail rattlesnakes (Crotalus ornatus), and a single rock rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus). We’ll be posting more pictures and videos from this trip soon.
Mike Hogan got some good video of a western diamondback rattlesnake: