EASTERN DIAMOND RATTLESNAKE
Average adult size is 3 to 6 feet.
Found throughout Florida in palmetto flatlands, longleaf pine, fields and grassy areas. Its bite can be fatal. One of the more poisonous snakes in the world.
PHOTOS: Florida Poison Information Center and Sun Sentinel file photos
SOURCES: Florida Museum of Natural Historys: Guide to Floridas Venomous Snakes, University of Florida; Floridas Venomous Snakes, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Cindy Jones-Hulfachor/Staff Artist