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Endangered Species Status Considered For Eastern Diamondback
2012-05-13 04:38:48

Officials with the US Fish and Wildlife Service are reportedly mulling over whether or not to grant endangered species protection to the venomous eastern diamondback rattlesnake, various media outlets have reported. According to the Associated Press (AP), the Wednesday announcement is being considered because the creature, which at eight feet is the longest rattlesnake in the world, is being targeted throughout the southeastern US because of their meat and skins. The AP notes that there...

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus)
2011-08-25 09:46:00

  Wildlife coordinator for Alabama´s Conservation Department, Mark Sasser reports that he has seen a decline with the eastern diamondback rattlesnake and other species associated with long leaf pine forests and his department is working to re-establish suitable habitat so the species can rebound, reports the ASsociated Press (AP). Snake researcher Dr. Bruce Means and conservation groups The Center for Biological Diversity, Protect All Living Species and One More Generation,...

2009-08-06 17:20:11

An Oregon auto mechanic said he pulled a 3-foot diamondback rattlesnake out of a car belonging to a woman who complained about a strange hissing sound. Marvin Schenck, a 28-year veteran of auto service, said his friend and employer, Dave Prewitt, called him to his Klamath Falls home July 30 to examine his wife's Geo Tracker, after she complained it was making a strange hissing sound and said she noticed a rope dangling from the car's undercarriage, the Klamath Falls Herald & News reported...

2009-04-27 17:46:18

Organizers of the 44th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Oklahoma said the event was aimed at educating people about the venomous snakes. The organizers said the three-day derby, which ended Sunday, annually draws an estimated 35,000 visitors to Magnum to catch, kill and learn about Western diamondback rattlesnakes, USA Today reported Monday. Kerry Kendall, co-director of the event, said every attraction is something you can bring your 4-year-old to. It's a wholesome, clean weekend, Kendall...


Latest Diamondback rattlesnake Reference Libraries

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2007-01-10 10:29:11

The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the United States and Mexico. It is found in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. It prefers flatlands and prairies to the rocky hills and low mountains. This snake is generally colored dark or light brown. Its pattern is a unique row of large, dark diamond shapes edged in yellow trim, running down the length of its body. The diamonds fade to dark rings around the tail, where...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.