Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake feed upon rats, rabbits, mice, squirrels, and birds. The snake strikes the prey animal and immediately releases the animal while the potent venom does its job. The prey is then tracked by means of the tongue and Jacobson's organ.
The snakes prey is usually swallowed head first. Venom begins the digestion process even before the prey is swallowed.
Click on FRED the albino eastern diamondback rattlesnake for the next page in the site tour. :-)