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Massausaga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus)

Sistrurus is the Latin for tail-rattle. There are 36 known species and all of them belong to America. They have the absolutely amazing range going from Alberta to mid-Argentina. In Canadian First Nations traditions, the massasauga rattlesnake is the medicine keeper of the land — a reminder to tread lightly and to take only what we need.

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Taken on August 27, 2018