Western Diamondback

Western Diamondback

This is the largest of Nevada's rattlesnakes. It typically has a body length of 3-4 feet, and is able to deliver a large volume of venom. It is found only in the Lake Mohave, Searchlight and Laughlin areas of southern Nevada. Its distinctive markings include the diamond body pattern edged with white and black on brownish background; facial stripes, and equally broad alternating black and white banding on the tail.