The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake is one of the world's most deadly snakes.

DESCRIPTION: The rattle was broken off of this one - but it's just as deadly.  This one is ready to strike. Luckily my camera has a good zoom lense.

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The giant Eastern Diamondback is a rattlesnake that is a large venomous snake that is found in North America. These snakes are usually viewed as deadly and aggressive reptiles but they are actually calm towards humans, and will generally only attack when they are defending themselves. Most of the bites from Eastern Diamondbacks occur when they are teased by people or someone attempts to capture or kill them. They are able to strike a person that is one third of their length.

Eastern Diamondback rattlesnakes are considered natural exterminators as they tend to feed only on rates, squirrels, mice and birds. These snakes are usually found in dry, pine flat woods or sandy flat woods, as well as coastal scrubs from southern North Carolina and west to the Louisiana. They tend to actively search for prey to eat or lie in bushes and wait. They will usually strike their prey and then release it. After they have released their prey, they follow the trails of scent that is left by the dying prey.

Their pattern of yellow bordered and light centered black diamonds cause the Eastern Diamondback one of the most admired and beautiful of all the reptiles found in North Carolina. Most Diamondbacks are able to reach eight inches in length and weight up to about ten pounds. Because these reptiles are small, they are able to easily hide. These snakes are not great at climbing although they have been found searching for prey in the bushes and trees. Eastern Diamondbacks are known to be wonderful swimmers and are often found in the water.

These snakes are widely common and not recommended to be owned as pets. The Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake is quickly on its way to joining the endangered species list and having protection from the federal government.

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Running a wildlife removal business in the state of Florida gives me the chance to see all kinds of interesting snakes! Florida has about 45 species of snake, and I've seen 29 of them so far. I've always got my eye out for new species, and I love spotting rare snakes in Florida. I also have a thing for venomous snakes - they're not too common in FL, so I always enjoy the chance to see a poisonous serpent. I really like snakes, and I've never hurt or killed one. They're an important part of the ecosystem, and often persecuted. Still, if you don't want snakes in your house or on your property, and judging from the number of phone calls I receive regarding snake problems, you don't, then give me or a local snake expert in your area a call, and we can remove the snakes from your property for you. I use many snake control methods - from snake traps, to snake repellents, to habitat modification, but most of all, good old-fashioned capture and removal. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Snakes page.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals including snakes inside houses. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or Florida snake removal issues.

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