Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Scientific Name

Crotalus adamanteus

Range

Southeastern United States

Habitats

Shrublands, forests, savannahs

What do they eat?

Rabbits, rats, and birds

Status

Least concern

Conservation Threats

Residential and commercial development

Fun Facts
  • Prey is not killed immediately, it is struck and released, after which the snake follows the scent trail left by the dying prey
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