The Texas diamondback Rattlesnake is a venomous rattlesnake species. The rattlesnake is a heavy bodied snake with a triangular shaped head. The diamondback, which can exceed seven feet in length, is the king of our twenty odd species and sub-species of Southwestern desert rattlers, not only in terms of size, but also in terms of its fearsome reputation.
These pit vipers will coil, rattle fearsomely, and stand its ground when threatened. It bites hundreds of people a year, more than any other venomous snake in the United States. It hunts from late evening to early morning, crawling either sinuously like other snakes or rectilinearly like a caterpillar.
If you happen to harvest one of these venomous pit vipers, They are very good eating. I caution you to be very careful handling the snake as a dead snake or even decapitated snakes, can still bite you and inject large amounts of venom.
Here is a quick video of an awesome shot on a very venomous Texas Diamondback Rattlesnake.
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