Head-Body Length: 91-240 cm
Identification: The Eastern diamondback rattlesnake has a diamond pattern along its back, making this animal easy to identify.
Habitat: Woodlands, farmlands
Diet: Carnivore: small mammals, birds
Reproduction: Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes are livebearers, giving birth to 8-12 young in the late summer. The female will then aggressively defend her young.
Social Structure: The white-browed sparrow weaEastern diamondback rattlesnakes are primarily solitary animals; however, during the mating season, there is a male social dominance system.
Behavior:The Eastern diamondback rattlesnake is most active in the evening or early morning, usually staying at the ground level.
Interesting Facts: This is the largest rattler species and the most dangerous snake in North America. Its venom attacks the victim’s blood cells.
Geographic:Southeastern North America Date:1958 – 1988 Subjects: Eastern diamondback