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Abstract of the skin of a diamond back rattle snake. Original photo (shown below) taken through glass at the reptile house at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, Florida.
Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 lens at 65 mm
Edited in Picasa3 and Photoshop 7
FEATURED in , February 3, 2011
From Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park:
The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Scientific Name: Crotalus adamanteus
This is the largest rattlesnake in the U.S. and may attain lengths up to 96 inches. It makes its home in stumpholes, gopher burrows and other underground cavities. They prey mainly on birds, rabbits and squirrels. Diamondbacks are found in pine flatwood habitats along the coastal plain from North Carolina to Mississippi and all of Florida. The Diamondback Rattlesnake is thought to be the most dangerous snake in the U.S.