Eight long-term captive western diamondback rattlesnakes
, Crotalus atrox, were observed in this study.
The group's campaign to outlaw "rattlesnake round-ups"-contests whereby hunters collect and kill as many snakes as they can in a year--has helped stem population declines of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes
Discrimination between envenomated and nonenvenomated prey by western diamondback rattlesnakes
(Crotalus atrox): Chemosensory consequences of venom.
They sat in two separate tubs, each with 75 Western Diamondback rattlesnakes
, on the set of Guinness World Records: Primetime.
Along the Arizona Trail, exhibits provide up-close looks at diamondback rattlesnakes
, hairy scorpions, pink-and-black gila monsters, tarantulas, turkey vultures and mountain lions.
Now, Krochmal and George Bakken, also of Indiana State, report on the first tests of whether the facial pits also help western diamondback rattlesnakes
protect themselves from overheating.
Lennie Jones, a special agent with USFWS, said recently that rattlesnake roundups in the Southeastern United States could "spell doom" for eastern diamondback rattlesnakes
, whose populations have declined over much of their biological range.
Almost as soon as the burrow is finished, rabbits, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes
, burrowing owls, beetles and three different species of flies move in.
Peter Via of Roanoke, Virginia, contributed $100,000 towards the purchase of Sandy Run Swamp Savanna in an effort to protect habitat for eastern diamondback rattlesnakes
Male and female western diamondback rattlesnakes
(Crotalus atrox) also deserve a medal for muscle speed, as they can rattle their tails 90 times per second.
Subjects were eight adult western diamondback rattlesnakes
(Crotalus atrox), all adults ranging in snout-vent length from 60-90 cm.