Also called the Texas diamond-back, the western diamondback rattlesnake is a venomous rattlesnake species found in the southwestern United States and Mexico.
Their bites can be deadly, and account for a majority of snakebites in the U.S. and Northern Mexico.
Considered the second largest rattlesnake, an adult can typically grows up to 4 feet in length, but there are some as long as 6 feet, and weighing on average 6 to 8 pounds.
Range: Much of Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Southern New Mexico, Arizona, California and Northern Mexico.
Species: Crotalus atrox
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