Are Mojave Green snakes poisonous?

Sean Bush, professor of emergency medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, told HealthPop that the Mojave Green snake is known for having the most lethal venom of all North American pit vipers, a class of snakes that includes rattlers.

Are Mojave Green snakes aggressive?

They have a reputation for being aggressive towards people and like other rattlesnakes, they will defend themselves vigorously when disturbed.

How do you identify a Mojave green rattlesnake?

Pattern Differences The diamonds on both of these species’ backs are what make the two snakes look so much alike. Both snakes also have white and black rings on their tails. The white rings on the tail of the Mojave rattlesnake are wider than the black rings, and the dark diamond pattern fades as it reaches the tail.

How poisonous is the Mojave green rattlesnake?

The Mojave rattlesnake has the most potent venom of any rattlesnake in North America. Its venom is about 16 times more toxic than that of the Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes) and surpasses even that of the tiger rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris).

Where do Mojave green snakes live?

Crotalus scutulatus (common names: Mojave rattlesnake, Mojave green,) is a highly venomous pit viper species found in the deserts of the southwestern United States and central Mexico.

What do Mojave greens eat?

Mojave green rattlesnakes primarily eat small rodents, birds and lizards. They also scavenge eggs or rotting meat from carcasses.

Do Mojave rattlesnakes chase you?

In our experience, rattlesnakes appear to chase or attack in two situations: a mother protecting her babies or a snake trying to escape to shelter behind us. In our thousands of encounters with wild Mohaves and other rattlesnakes, we’ve never observed an attack and have found rattlesnakes to be rather timid creatures.

How do you tell a Diamondback from a Mojave?

The general rule is that Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes have a banding on the tail in a roughly 1:1 ratio of white to black, while Mojave Rattlesnakes tend to have tail banding at 2:1 white to black.

What do you do if you get bit by a Mojave rattlesnake?

“The best advice is to call 911 and get to a hospital as quickly as possible,” Vohra said. “You don’t want to spend a long time in the field and we don’t advise tourniquets or splinting. Don’t suck on the wound either. Just leave it alone and call 911.”

How big does a Mojave green rattlesnake get?

between 2-4 feet
The Mojave rattlesnake averages between 2-4 feet in length and are usually distributed between a wide variety of arid habitats.

How big does a Mojave green get?

4.50 ft
This species grows to an average of less than 100 cm (3.3 ft) in length, with a maximum of 137.3 cm (4.50 ft). The color varies from shades of brown to pale green depending on the surroundings. The green hue found among Mojave rattlesnakes has led to them being known as “Mojave greens” in some areas.