Arizona Mohave Rattlesnake

On July 30, 2016, our next door neighbors were visited by this young, 15 inch Arizona Mohave rattlesnake.
It's so young, it has no rattles yet.

Mohave rattler

Mohave rattler

Note the distinctive black and white bands on the tail just before where the rattles will form.
For more information about the Arizona Mohave rattlesnake visit these links...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crotalus_scutulatus
http://www.arizonensis.org/sonoran/fieldguide/vertibrata/crotalus_atrox.html