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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Discussion in 'Reptile Reference Photos' started by Kerby Ross, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    And other species of rattlesnakes as well.

    Kerby...

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  2. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Albino Westerndiamondback Rattlesnake

    Albino WDB

    :)

    Kerby...
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  3. Thanks Kerby.... The paint job would be a real pain to pull-off for those ! but..Becky says she's working on it,and I should say the hell out of the paint room till she's done,XXX Don't wanna mess with Beck,might get a heavy object thrown at ya ! I have many projects with Rattlers, you and Evelyn, should be the first one's to get them.
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  4. Greg Waite

    Greg Waite Active Member

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  5. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Actually Greg,........

    Those are an Eastern Diamondback and a Timber (Canebrake) rattlesnake. Neither of those pics are Western Diamondback pics. You can e-mail Ken and he can put them in a separate thread on this reference site.

    Nice pics BTW

    :)

    Kerby...
     
  6. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    And,........

    In order they are:

    Eastern Diamondback

    Timber

    Eastern Diamondback

    When I right click your pics and go to "properties", you have the first one labeled as a Timber and it is actually an Eastern Diamondback.

    :)

    Kerby...
     
  7. Greg Waite

    Greg Waite Active Member

    Thanks Kerby, I really am not interested in snakes but came across these and thought I'd share. I can delete them if you don't want them on here. To me a snake is a snake. Hope I didn't offend
     
  8. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Not offended,....just....

    Just trying to get them in a thread of their own and properly labeled.

    You sound like a judge "a snake is a snake" LOL

    Kerby...
     
  9. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    Greg, normally I'd agree ("a snake is a snake"), but that timber rattler sure is a pretty one (ew, can't believe I just said that about a snake).
     
  10. lishyd

    lishyd New Member

    what is that top snake its cool lookin'
     
  11. ace man

    ace man New Member

    couple more westerns full body
     
  12. ace man

    ace man New Member

    striking at the camera nice open mouth shot
     
  13. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Nice pic,......

    I still haven't been able to capture THAT in a pic.

    That shows what I have been saying all along...that the fangs still have the SHEATH around them...they aren't supposed to be exposed.

    AND......that the ONLY time a rattlesnake has it's mouth open LIKE THAT is just prior to impact.

    They can and do open their mouths before and after feeding to align their jaws as well (looks like a yawn)...but they don't sit coiled with their mouth's open growling like a dog. LOL

    Anyways, nice pics!

    Kerby...
     
  14. ace man

    ace man New Member

    i know what your talking about as far as the yawning thing , i had a pet eastern diamondback that i would occasionally see doing that. sometimes it was before or after feeding , sometimes he would do it just because he just felt like stretching, a couple times i would see him open his mouth to stretch and he would flex his fangs back and forth giving them a little workout, it was really cool to watch. though one thing i would never see him do is drink from the water bowl in the tank , but if i poured water on him through the screen top he would suck it up and drink it off his body it was pretty neat.
     
  15. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Agreed,........

    A lot of other captive snakes would drink from the water bowl and most of my rattlesnakes would not....so I would just take a spray bottle and spray them down and they would drink the water off their scales as well.

    Kerby...
     
  16. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    a PET ??? Not exactly my idea of a "pet". LOL Captive reference maybe.
     
  17. CarlScroggins

    CarlScroggins Oct. 25 1985...It was a good day.

    Here are some pics that were emailed to me today. Just thought I'd share.
     
  18. CarlScroggins

    CarlScroggins Oct. 25 1985...It was a good day.

    And a couple more.