Australia Zoo is proud to house the very first exotic venomous snakes in Queensland including two beautiful female eastern diamondback rattlesnakes. In the wild, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes are usually a brownish, brownish-yellow, brownish-gray or olive colour with a series of dark brown to black diamonds with slightly lighter centres outlined with a row of cream or yellowish scales. The belly is a yellowish or cream-coloured. Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes are the heaviest known type of venomous snake.
The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is native to the south-eastern United States from North Carolina, south along the coastal plain through peninsular Florida to the Florida Keys, and west along the Gulf Coast through southern Alabama and Mississippi to Louisiana. This awesome species is adaptable and occupies a range of habitats including dry pine flat woods, sandy woodlands and coastal scrub land.
The eastern diamondback rattlesnake's diet consists mainly of small mammals and birds.