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Have you seen a Diamondback rattlesnake?. By Lucas Buscher . What is a Diamondback Rattlesnake?. There are different kinds of diamondback rattlers. The largest is about eight feet long. They have thick bodies, narrow necks, and large triangle-shaped heads.

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Have you seen a diamondback rattlesnake

Have you seen a Diamondback rattlesnake?

By Lucas Buscher


What is a diamondback rattlesnake
What is a Diamondback Rattlesnake?

  • There are different kinds of diamondback rattlers.

  • The largest is about eight feet long.

  • They have thick bodies, narrow necks, and large triangle-shaped heads.

  • The Diamondback Rattlesnake has a back bone like a human.

  • They have a diamond pattern in their scales.


What is the climate of the diamondback rattlesnake
What is the climate of the Diamondback Rattlesnake?

  • Diamondback Rattlesnake are found on flat, open plains, rocky hillsides, and canyons

  • They live in cactus, sagebrush, and grassland

  • Diamondback Rattlesnake are most common in dry lowlands


What does the diamondback rattlesnake need
What does the Diamondback rattlesnake need?

  • The Diamondback Rattlesnakes tongue is most important sense that’s why it needs there tongue to smell.

  • The Diamondback Rattlesnakes eat other animals eggs

  • Diamondback Rattlesnake eats rodents and lizards


Adaptation forked tongue
Adaptation- Forked Tongue

  • Rattlesnake uses its forked tongue and nostrils to smell. It flicks its tongue in and out of its mouth to bring in scents from the air into their mouths.


Adaptation pit vipers
Adaptation- Pit Vipers

  • Diamondback rattlers are part of a group of snakes called pit vipers.

  • They have two small round openings on the side of their faces, called pits.

  • This helps them sense the heat that other animals give off.

  • The pits help the snake pinpoint exactly where prey is located, even if it’s hiding.


Adaptation eyes
Adaptation – Eyes

  • Rattlesnake eyes are special. The pupils open wider to let in all the light possible. This allows the rattlesnake to see better at night than other animals.


Adaptation venom fangs
Adaptation – Venom & Fangs

  • Diamondback rattler’s venom is so strong it stops its prey’s heart and lungs in one to two minutes.

  • Then the snake uses its powerful fangs to pull the lifeless victim’s head into its mouth. Then the snake swallows the rest of the animal. Then the rattlesnake rests as it digests its meal. A week might go by before it has to eat again.


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