Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Crotalus adamanteus

The largest rattlesnake in the world and largest venomous snake in North America, the eastern diamondback rattlesnake seeks shelter in mammal and gopher tortoise burrows and uprooted trees. It plays an important role as a top predator in the food chain.

Fact File

lengthLength: Up to 8 ft
weightWeight: Up to 20 lbs
venomousVenomous: Venomous
habitatHabitat: Woodland, field, wetland, and scrubland
dietDiet: Rabbits, squirrels and other rodents, and birds