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An adult Great Basin Rattlesnake coils in the rocks on a hillside at the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. According to Colorado State University herpetologists, rattlesnake bites are often as a warning and rarely fatal. Their venom is used to subdue their prey, not used as a defense mechanism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

An adult Great Basin Rattlesnake coils in the rocks on a hillside at the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. According to Colorado State University herpetologists, rattlesnake bites are often as a warning and rarely fatal. Their venom is used to subdue their prey, not used as a defense mechanism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

Emily Brown, wildlife biologist with Colorado State University holds a Great Basin collared lizard on the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. The wildlife biologists partner with the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron to document and conserve wildlife at the range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

Emily Brown, wildlife biologist with Colorado State University holds a Great Basin collared lizard on the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. The wildlife biologists partner with the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron to document and conserve wildlife at the range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

Steve Stocking, lead herpetologist with Colorado State University, scans the hillside for rattlesnakes on the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. Stocking partners with the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron to conduct reptile surveys at known rattlesnake den sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

Steve Stocking, lead herpetologist with Colorado State University, scans the hillside for rattlesnakes on the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. Stocking partners with the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron to conduct reptile surveys at known rattlesnake den sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

A gopher snake slithers through gravel on the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. Adult gopher snakes can reach up to about six feet long. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

A gopher snake slithers through gravel on the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. Adult gopher snakes can reach up to about six feet long. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

Steve Stocking, lead herpetologist with Colorado State University, documents the GPS coordinates for a rattlesnake on the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. The coordinates are used for the wildlife biologists to be able to find the reptiles and their dens when they go back to the sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

Steve Stocking, lead herpetologist with Colorado State University, documents the GPS coordinates for a rattlesnake on the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. The coordinates are used for the wildlife biologists to be able to find the reptiles and their dens when they go back to the sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada -- An adult Great Basin Rattlesnake coils in the rocks on a hillside at the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. According to Colorado State University herpetologists, rattlesnake bites are often as a warning and rarely fatal. Their venom is used to subdue their prey, not used as a defense mechanism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy)

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