Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Scientific Name

Crotalus adamanteus


Southeastern United States


Shrublands, forests, savannahs

What do they eat?

Rabbits, rats, and birds


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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