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This is a prairie rattlesnake that was on a rock ledge in South Dakota. I consulted with a Game, Fish and Parks official and he confirmed the hundreds of prairie rattlesnakes he had encountered had black or red tongues. This was unusual to have a purple iridescent tongue.

TAGS: Hiking, Nature, Rattlesnake, South Dakota, United States, Wildlife

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Pierre, South Dakota, United States of America
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© Cindy Bahe.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2015
Total Views: 25
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 15, 2015, 6:51 p.m.
Camera Make: PENTAX
Camera Model: PENTAX K-7
Focal Length: 220mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO320
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PHOTO LOCATION White Owl, SD, South Dakota, United States of America