Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Crotalus adamanteus

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Basic Information






Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes can grow to up to 6 feet (183 cm) in length. However on occasion they do grow larger.


Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus) facts, habitat, range, pictures and wildlife watching tips to help you identify the snake.

What does the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake look like?

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes are fairly easy to recognize. They have large heads and stocky bodies. Other than the rattlle at the end of their tail, their most telling feature is a row of large dark diamonds with brown centers and cream borders running down their backs. Their overall body color ran range from a dark olive to nearly black.

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