Cholla Rattlesnake by Hilary Dufour
ink on toned tan paper
The desert life forms depicted here are the diamondback rattlesnake, cholla cactus and creosote. Rattlesnakes shed their skin while growing; shown here with the skeleton of a cholla cactus. Creosote, one of the most common plants in California’s deserts, has a variety of medicinal purposes including the treatment of rattlesnake bites. It possesses cytoprotective properties that suppress the toxicity of snake venom.
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