Welcome our Red Diamondback Rattlesnake!

Good Afternoon Herpers!

It’s a hot sunny day outside and were bringing you some even hotter, Brand New news coming straight from The Reptile Zoo! We are welcoming our new Red Diamondback Rattlesnake to our Rattler display!! The Red Diamond Rattlesnake is one of the largest rattlers in the area, ranging through Southern California from San Bernardino County to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. The longest on record measures a little over 5 feet, but most are in the 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 foot range. Unlike most rattlers, once matured, the body turns a reddish or tan color with a light trimmed diamond pattern on its back with the signature black and white ringed “raccoon” tail to finish the effect. Did you know the venom of the red diamond is far less powerful than the venom of the eastern and western diamondbacks? That’s why they tend to live in areas with little human population. However, the venom of baby rattlesnakes is even more deadly and has powerful neurotoxins that can affect breathing! Hooked yet? If so, come on in and check out the rattler newbie and welcome him into his new home!

Classic Rattler "striking a pose"

Beautiful color!

Our New Addition!!! =D

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