Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Baja California rattlesnake

The Baja California rattlesnake (Crotalus enyo) is a venomous pit viper species native to the coast and islands of northwestern Mexico.

The maximum reported length of this species is 89.8 cm (35.4 in) and it is sexually dimorphic, with the males typically being larger than the females. The head is remarkably small and narrow, while the eyes are proportionately large.

Snakes of this species, regardless of their size, are known to eat small rodents, lizards, and centipedes.