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Reptile    Species Name:
Crotalus viridis Rafinesque

Common Name:
western rattlesnake


Great Falls, Montana   June 15, 1805

Journal Entries:

Capt. Lewis, May 17, 1805 --..Capt. Clark narrowly escaped being bitten by a rattlesnake in the course of his walk, the party killed one ...  more>>

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