Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
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.
Where to see them:
Otto M. Budig Manatee Springs
Up to 8 ft
Up to 20 lbs
Woodland, field, wetland, and scrubland
Rabbits, squirrels and other rodents, and birds