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Santa Catalina Island Rattlesnake Video Stock Footage

This species is relatively slender and stunted, growing to a maximum of 73.1 cm (28.8 in) in length. 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. Of the two distinct color variations, the predominant variant has a light cream-colored base, with reddish-brown blotching down the back, and black and white banding around the tail. The other variant has a much lighter, ash gray color, with darker gray blotching. The banding around the tail is still present.

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Animalia: Chordata: Squamata: Reptilia: Viperidae: Crotalus catalinensis

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