Key words: western diamondback
rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, chemical cues, predatory behavior
My own first exposure to rattlers was at the tender age of seven or eight years, down in Webb County, Texas, a prolific Western diamondback
His latest effort sees him travelling to Arizona, where he's looking forward to coming face-to-face with the western diamondback
The base was nicknamed after the western diamondback
rattlesnake because of their massive presence during the construction of the Peyote Army Airfield.
In addition to these birds, hear the gray wolf, humpback whale, western diamondback
rattlesnake, American alligator, African elephant, or smoky jungle frog.
This is in contrast to the western rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis, the western diamondback
rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, the Mojave rattlesnake, Crotalus scutulatus and the tiger rattlesnake, Crotalus tigris in which the major period of spermiogenesis occurs in summer-autnumn (Aldridge 1979a, Jacob et al.
I also learned that the eastern diamondback, unlike its irascible cousin, the western diamondback
, is a very placid animal that rarely moves or even rattles when approached by humans.
In the United States, two of the most deadly snakes are the eastern and western diamondback
To test whether mast cells could also reduce the toxicity of venom from snakes that didn't contain toxins comparable to sarafotoxin 6b, Galli and Metz tested the venom of the western diamondback
rattlesnake and the southern copperhead.
A western diamondback
rattlesnake, which is responsible for the second highest number of snakebite deaths in the US, lives in a privatelyowned flat in Aberdeen city centre.
However, the animals' serum had little effect on the venom of related rattlesnake species, such as the western diamondback
, whose range is distinct from that of California ground squirrels.
The variety of rattlesnakes in Southern California is wide and includes the Western diamondback
, sidewinder, speckled, red diamond, Southern Pacific, Great Basin and Mojave.
Joe Truett knew there was a unusual variety of western diamondback
rattlesnake in the Pedro Armendaris Lava Field where he was conducting his research; other people had previously reported seeing some of the reptiles there.
And they also had to catch a western diamondback
rattlesnake they found at the same address.