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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I was gonna bring you an albino western diamondback rattler that some dude in Hayward's selling on Craigslist.
We followed as he embarked on an ambitious plan to acquire deadly western diamondback rattlers in Texas.
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.
A western diamondback rattlesnake, which is responsible for the second highest number of snakebite deaths in the US, lives in a privatelyowned flat in Aberdeen city centre.
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.
Diamond-shaped shadows look like the skin of a western diamondback rattlesnake.
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.
However, the animals' serum had little effect on the venom of related rattlesnake species, such as the western diamondback, whose range is distinct from that of California ground squirrels.

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