The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake is a venomous snake that is fast disappearing from our landscape. This majestic and beautiful animal has become the victim of habitat destruction, roadkills, and indiscriminate assasination by unenlightened individuals.
Many fear the dreaded Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake To many, the only good snake is a dead snake. It is true that the diamondback is a venomous snake that can give a deadly bite. It delivers enough venom in one bite to kill six adult humans, but a snake will only bite for two reasons: fear and food
What many do not realize is that venomous snakes would much rather avoid people altogether. The rattlesnake's venom is much better used in acquiring food and defending itself from natural predators.
This site is dedicated to educating the public about venomous snake safety, how to avoid a bite when encountering a rattler, venomous snakebite first aid and to the conservation of these oft feared and misunderstood animals. To paraphrase a wise friend, this site is here to 'keep you safe from venomous snakes and to keep venomous snakes safe from you!'