Snake Sighting

I grew up with this snake’s cousins out west so I was fascinated to finally meet my first Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus). This was a healthy specimen and I was quite impressed by it’s girth.

Turns out, that’s one of the things this species is known for – being heavy. They don’t get much longer than 7 feet but in weight they average about 1 pound per foot, which is pretty hefty.

Categories: Nature Notes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: