Western diamondback rattlesnake

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Noun1.Western diamondback rattlesnake - 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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A western diamondback rattlesnake in the strike position.
There is a veterinary-approved rattlesnake vaccine available (Red Rock Biologics, Woodland, CA) which was developed to provide protection against envenomation by a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.
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.
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.
The base was nicknamed after the western diamondback rattlesnake because of their massive presence during the construction of the Peyote Army Airfield.
Life history traits of the western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) studied from roundup samples in Oklahoma.
Observations of maternal behavior and neonate aggregation in the western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox (Crotalidac).
In addition to these birds, hear the gray wolf, humpback whale, western diamondback rattlesnake, American alligator, African elephant, or smoky jungle frog.

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