About Western Diamondback
There are 35 species of rattlesnakes, the Western Diamondback is one of the most dangerous. They are in the pit viper family.
The Western Diamondback has a rattle at the end of its tail. The rattle is made up of 12 loose, bony rings that make a rattling noise when the tail vibrates. Its rattle gets longer each year. The rattling noise acts as a warning to other animals and humans. The rattling noise is a helpful warning to humans because rattlesnakes are venomous and they can kill a person.
A rattlesnake’s jaws are able to open to nearly 180 degrees, making for a large, powerful bite.
Like all snakes in the rattlesnake family, the Western Diamond Back gives birth to live young.