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Red Diamond Rattlesnake
Crotalus translates into rattle, while ruber means red or reddish.
Fun Fact: Has some of the weakest venom in the rattlesnake world. It still causes massive tissue damage (necrosis) and blisters, bruises, and extreme pain.
Habitat: Chapparal of SW California (San Diego) to Baja California
Ecosystem Role: Helps keep rabbit, bird, and other smaller reptiles in check. Provides food for larger birds of prey.