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Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake in habitat

Sistrurus catenatus catenatus. Massasaugas utilize upland prairies quite often in the summer due to the abundance of forage and thermal gradient from cover. This large male was basking in the open on a cool summer afternoon.

 

Washtenaw county, Michigan

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Taken on July 19, 2014