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Lived in AZ for 25yrs, seen hundreds of rattlesnakes, however this is the first one I have seen like this. Peppersauce canyon.
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By A.P.T.
From: Truckee,Ca
Mar 25, 2008
Don't know how high Peppersauce is, but I've been told that those Black Rattler's live 5,000 Ft and above. Seen one at the Summit Crag's and one at the Prison Camp. They sure are pretty in an eerie way. Actually named a climb after one at the Bugspring wall. Great shot of that Beauty!
By Tim Sinson
Nov 26, 2008
Seen a black this summer at 8,000ft+. He did his job and was pi$$ed when we were near, but matter of fact when we weren't in it's comfort zone. Dog walked right up on it. I looked ahead in the trail wondering why the dog stopped. The snake was standing up about 4feet from her. Luckily she listened and came back towards me.
By ClimbPHX.com
From: Mesa AZ
Jan 27, 2009
Ive kept these before - they are excellant specimens and one of the true beauties in the rattlesnake world. They occur in the Bradshaws quite frequently and are actually rather docile when not being harassed.
We found them around 7000 feet.
By Paul Davidson
Feb 2, 2009
Seems like I saw somewhere that the Az Black is on the endangered list ?
By Brigette
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 15, 2009
We saw one of these on Saturday, on our way in to Munchkinland. He was just slowly cruising along, then calmly curled up under a bush. Didn't rattle or otherwise respond, although there was a group of about 15 of us walking by within a few feet.
By Andy Bennett
From: Tucson, AZ
May 11, 2010
While descending into Prison Camp last week, my buddy almost stepped on a pretty thick Black. Maybe it was just the rabbit slowly decomposing in its gut, but this was one of the biggest snakes I've ever seen in the wild! Phat sucker...watch your step. Not endangered.

reptilesofaz.org/Snakes-Subpag...
By Mark Lewis
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 20, 2012
I think the picture needs to be rotated though. Great shot!
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Lived in AZ for 25yrs, seen hundreds of rattlesnakes, however this is the first one I have seen like this. Peppersauce canyon.

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