Crotalids of Special Concern
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The Rattlesnake Conservancy is committed to conservation of rattlesnakes, and their habitat, through research and education. We have identified several focal species, which we have identified as Crotalids of Special Concern (CSC). While all rattlesnake species warrant our conservation efforts, we must focus on species that are in critical need, those that will benefit significantly from proactive conservation efforts, and species we have existing resources for or are able to.
To identify CSCs, we looked at species through the United States that are within our current sphere of influence.
What do I do if a rattlesnake in my yard or home?
If outdoors, leave the snake alone and it will likely leave the area. If the snake is in your home, contact us, or if we are unavailable or you are outside our range, contact a nuisance wildlife trapper. Be sure to ask if they humanely relocate snakes afterwards!
What kind of snake is in my yard?
Venomous snakes are often misidentified. Use the tool below to identify the snake in your yard, but remember to be careful and keep your distance when observing wildlife!
Still unsure of the species of snake in your yard? Send us a clear photograph of the snake and our expert staff will attempt to identify it, depending on photo quality.