Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake.

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

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The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is a venomous snake native to the southeastern part United States. It is the largest rattlesnake.

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake.

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus), exhibited at the 2015 Canadian Pet Expo.

The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is currently not considered to be threatened, but some think that they should enjoy some amount of protection.

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Head.

A close up of the head of the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, this picture was taken at the 2014 Reptile Breeders Expo.

The eastern diamondback rattlesnake has a potent venom that can be deadly. Since it is an aggressive snake one better give it some space when one encounters a diamondback rattlesnake in the wild.

Some people — for reasons that I don’t fully comprehend — like to keep eastern diamondback rattlesnakes as pets at home. My first advice would be to just resist the urge to get one. For a balanced view a link to care sheet is included below, but probably only very experienced and determined snake enthusiast should even try to keep one as venomous snakes are not suitable pets for most people.

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Last updated: April 7, 2015

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