Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Dec. 26, 2008
We were excited to see this little (~18", but we didn't want to risk getting bitten trying to find out its actual length) rattlesnake while we were hiking at Blackwater River State Park on the day after Christmas. It was a very warm day and the reptiles were active. This young snake had 2 little buttons on its tail. It didn't seem to have the "rattle thing" down yet, it wiggled its tail down slowly and didn't make any sound.