John Bosak, BS

Laboratory Technician

Melinistic & Leucistic Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • Photo by Jerry Schudda

    Melanistic and Leucistic Western Diamondback Rattlesnake – Crotalus atrox

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes can come in numerous colors ranging from the extreme black with tan lines to break up the pattern (melanistic left) to yellowish white with yellow diamond patterns (leucistic right). These colors are possible though rare to find with most containing the normal brown-gray color pattern with a black and white striped tail.