Western diamondback


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Noun1.Western diamondback - largest and most dangerous North American snake; of southwestern United States and Mexico
rattler, rattlesnake - pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
Crotalus, genus Crotalus - large rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey
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Ross also illegally kept a deathstalker scorpion, two white-lipped vipers, a saw-scaled viper, a puff adder, a Western diamondback rattlesnake, a king cobra and two black-necked spitting cobras.
You're far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers and all those sharks in the big MGM building.
One western diamondback rattlesnake that was sampled had unexpected extra genes that other western diamondbacks didn't have.
I was gonna bring you an albino western diamondback rattler that some dude in Hayward's selling on Craigslist.
The Gold Line Bridge has a serpentine main underbelly featuring cast grooves and hatch marks that simulate the patterns found on the Western Diamondback snake, metaphorically referencing the spine of the transit system.
Tens of thousands flocked to see the deadly Western Diamondback rattlesnakes being weighed, milked and then decapitated and skinned.
Eight western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox,) were exposed to 6 stimuli: (1) clean, unused bedding; (2) an adult male mouse; (3) an adult lactating female mouse; (4) an adult lactating female mouse with a litter; (5) 2 adult nonlactating female mice, to control for the extra surface area in Condition 4; and (6) a litter of newborn mice.
Herpetologists will recognize these as feared Western diamondback, rock and prairie rattlesnakes, all three of which engender much concern from those who live among them.
could easily charm the rattle off a Western Diamondback on the sweaty bump and grind, "Calming the Snake.
Live rattlesnakes - Western diamondback, sidewinders, Mohave, speckled, red diamond, Southern Pacific - can strike up to a distance equal to 1/3 to 1/2 of their overall length.
There's a sort of horrific fascination in hearing the menacing rattle of the western diamondback rattlesnake, the bizarre popping and sucking sounds of the western hooknose snake - and best of all, the deep, hollow and chilling hiss of the African puff adder.

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