Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Research Paper

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Have you ever went face to face with the Western Diamondback rattlesnake. Well this snake has the size that’ll cross your eyes, its heat sensing pit will make you throw a fit, it lives in places that’ll make you make strange faces. This snake has a maximum size of 7 ft. It also has precautions that can detect animals. They also hunt for homes.

Do you know the actual body type/size of the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. Well for one thing sure they are heavy bodied snakes. The common size of the snake is 3-5 feet long. Only few reach the size of 7 feet. The diamond body pattern present in the skin is used as camouflage on the sand and rocks. Its body pattern is similar to other snakes’ patterns. This snake also has another body pattern but it’s on its tail. On rattle of the snake is a white and back banded pattern which makes it easier to spot the snake out. Now the head of the snake is triangular shaped with two dark diagonal lines on each side of its face running from the eyes to its jaws. They also are pit vipers which means that they have a heat sensing pit located between each nostril.
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The heat sensing pits between each nostril can detect different temperatures. So predators that think of this snake as food such as eagles, hawks, roadrunners, kingsnakes, coyote, bobcats, and fox are sometimes detected by the Western Diamondback because the heat given off by one of these animals is detected by this snake because of the heat sensing pits. This helps it determine predator from prey. Some animals don’t look at this snake as food but as danger. So the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake has to watch out for animals such as deer, antelope, cows, and horses because these animals could trample over the

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