prairie rattlesnake

a rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis viridis, of the prairies of western North America.

1810–20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The venomous prairie rattlesnake also roams freely in the park and can strike
  if provoked.
Its camouflaged pattern helps the prairie rattlesnake blend in with its
Closed-toed shoes prevent injuries from cactus spines, found throughout the
  park, or an accidental step on a prairie rattlesnake.
Most snakes found in the monument are non-poisonous, but two are poisonous: the
  midget faded rattlesnake, and prairie rattlesnake.
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