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From former Bx Zoo Herpetologist: The Eastern Diamondback, World’s Largest Rattlesnake (natural hist

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by findi, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. findi

    findi Arachnodemon

    Hi All,

    Today I’d like to cover a snake that, while not suitable as a pet, stands out in the minds of many as North America’s most impressive serpent – the Eastern Diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus). In my youth, the nearby Staten Island Zoo’s Reptile House was under the direction of the legendary Carl Kauffeld. The collection contained every known rattlesnake species but, somehow, a massive pair of Eastern Diamondbacks stood apart. Several years ago, I was thrilled to be chosen as consultant for the renovation of this building, and Rattlesnakes, including the Eastern Diamondback, again take center stage there. Read article here: http://bitly.com/LO4ill

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    Thanks, Frank
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