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Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Crotalus adamanteus

Description:

Venomous-Average adult size is 36-72 inches (91-183 cm), record is 96 inches (244 cm). A large, heavy-bodied snake with a row of large dark diamonds with brown centers and cream borders down its back. The ground color of the body is brownish. The tail is usually a different shade, brownish or gray, and toward the end of the tail the diamonds fade out or break into bands. The tail ends in a rattle. The scales are keeled. The large and thick head has a light bordered dark stripe running diagonally through the eye and there are vertical light stripes on the snout. The pupil is vertical (cat-like) and there is a deep facial pit between the nostril and the eye

Habitat:

Bluffs

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4 Comments

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 9 years ago

a Squirrel tree frog is to easy :P and trust me there is a lot more in Texas that I would want to see lol.

AshleyT
AshleyT 9 years ago

And a squirrel treefrog! I can guarantee you a copperhead if you come here, but seems pointless now since you found some!

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 9 years ago

I wish I was that good to be able to guarantee that.

AshleyT
AshleyT 9 years ago

If I come herp with you, will you find me one of these and a scarlet snake??

JeffreyDuby
Spotted by
JeffreyDuby

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2013
Submitted on May 23, 2013

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