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Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake, Texas.  A very common, very aggressive snake.  Second only to the Copperhead in bites to humans.  A dangerous but very beneficial animal.

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake, Texas. A very common, very aggressive snake. Second only to the Copperhead in bites to humans. A dangerous but very beneficial animal.

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Review of the year 2011: bizarre creatures and funny animal pictures

oliviabeanlove: givemeinternet:a brave snake saving a fish from drowning! A brave snake saving a fish from drowning.

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake... one of three poisonous snakes in Pennsylvania.  It is small and actually an endangered species.

Eastern Massasauga is a poisonous species of Pitviper snakes mainly found in different regions of United States. These rattlesnakes are also known as Massasauga

Copperhead - gorgeous!

The copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) is a venomous pit viper species found in parts of North America. They also have the distinction of biting more people in the United States than any other snake.

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Image of an osage copperhead. Copperheads are pit vipers, with an opening on each side of the head and (in daylight) eyes with catlike, vertical pupils (our nonvenomous snakes have round pupils).

The San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia)

The beautiful California red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis), a subspecies of the common garter snake endemic to California.

Cottonmouth Water Moccasin ( agkistrodon piscivorus) are one of. the. few semiaquatic pitvipers. It is North America's only poisonous water snake.

Water Moccasin – Cottonmouth, Aquatic US Viper

Cottonmouth Water Moccasin ( agkistrodon piscivorus) are one of. It is North America's only poisonous water snake.

Yellow anaconda giving birth////Sucuri-amarela dando a luz. Foto: Tomas… (Eunectes notaeus) *Personal note: I do admire the person who risked his or her life for this photo because during the delivering, snakes and pythons are extremely vicious and deadly

Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

The western pygmy rattlesnake is small and colorful, with a slender tail and tiny rattle. Its vibrating rattle is a faint buzz that sounds like a grasshopper. It occurs in the eastern Missouri Ozarks and in some counties bordering Arkansas.

Copperhead easily distinguished by its bright copper colored body and unique patterns

Facts about Copperhead Snakes

A bite from a copperhead snake is known to cause excruciating pain. Here's how you go about treating a copperhead snakebite.

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Amazing Green Anaconda - Giant Anaconda Facts, Photos, Information, Habitats, News

In Florida, the Timber Rattlesnake is often called the Canebrake Rattler. The snake belongs to the light-colored, southern race of Crotalus horridus. This snakes favorite habitat is the slopes leading to creeks running through hardwood forests. The Timber Rattlesnake is not as aggressive as the Diamondback. This viper will usually try to slither away if approached, but if stepped on on, the Timber Rattlesnake will probably strike. The venom of the Timber rattlesnake is potentially lethal.

Timber Rattlesnake- Learn about Florida's deadly timber rattlesnake

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