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The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is the largest rattlesnake in the world, reaching lengths of up to 8 feet. Living in the coastal plain from North Carolina to Louisiana, its numbers are declining dangerously due to lo... More »

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Rattlesnakes are known for the rattles on their tails; these are made from the same material as human fingernails. They have heat-sensing pits on the sides of their heads that they use to locate prey, and young rattlesna... More »

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According to National Geographic, baby diamondback rattlesnakes can sometimes be more dangerous than adults as they exhibit less control over the poison they inject. The younger rattlesnakes are about 1 foot in length, w... More »

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Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes are most easily identified by their namesake diamonds. The diamonds are brown in the center, darkening to black toward the outer edge, with a pale tan border around the perimeter. More »

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