Western diamondbacks are pit vipers. This means that they have a heat sensing pit located behind each nostril that can detect differences in temperature. They can be found living in deserts, grassy plains, forests, rocky hillsides and areas along the coast.
- Animals such as deer, antelope, cows and horses regard the diamondback as a threat and may try to trample or stomp the snake.
- The rattle of the rattlesnake is made up of a protein called keratin.
- A rattlesnake can move its rattle back and forth 60 or more times per second.
|Range||Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico|
|Conservation status||Least Concern|