Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
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The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is a venomous snake that is found in the southwestern United States and Mexico.

This snake can grow up to 6 feet long, and it has a thick body with a characteristic diamond-shaped pattern on its back. The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake has a rattle on its tail that makes a loud noise when it vibrates, which is used to warn potential predators or prey of its presence.

This snake prefers hot and arid environments, and it is commonly found in deserts, scrublands, and grasslands. The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake hunts during the day and feeds on small mammals, birds, lizards, and frogs. When threatened, this snake will coil up and strike at its attacker.

The venom of the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is very potent and can cause serious injury or even death. However, this snake is not considered to be particularly aggressive, and most bites occur when people accidentally step on them.

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Unknown
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

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They can be distinguished from most other rattlesnakes by a series of black and white bands just above their rattles.

Fact 2

They have a heat sensing pit located behind each nostril that can detect differences in temperature.

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This species has long, tubular fangs, which are characteristic of venomous snakes.

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