- n. A common name used of two species of rattlesnake having a diamond pattern on its back, i.e. Crotalus adamanteus found in the southeastern United States and Crotalus atrox found in southwestern United States and northwestern and central Mexico.
- n. The saltmarsh terrapin of the Atlantic coast (Malacoclemmys palustris).
- diamond + back (Wiktionary)
“But it also houses turtles called diamondback terrapins (”
“The would much rather do the Dew while skateboarding off a ramp over a pit of diamondback snakes.”
“Next up, the 6-year-old alligator, then the ten-foot-long anaconda (who recently swallowed her first pig), followed by an agitated western diamondback rattler.”
“The Bormans had seen other native wildlife before -- javelinas, bobcats, coyotes, diamondback rattlesnakes -- but never mountain lions.”
“A mechanic stuck his face up in there, and came eye to eye with a diamondback that must have been five feet long.”
“It was sort of touching, the lengths the ground crews went to on the behalf of the diamondback terrapins.”
“Hey guy have any of you guys used vortex optics. i have a diamondback and it is great.”
“I can step outside my front door and within the space of a mile or so have a reasonable expectation of finding a western diamondback, a prairie rattler or a massasuaga, not to mention the literally dozens of non-venomous species that inhabit my region.”
“I was about 2 feet from stepping on a diamondback too, but it was a smaller young one, and had been pretty mashed up by a hawk or something, so it wasn't in any shape to strike.”
“Nearly stepped on a 5 ft diamondback while deer hunting in Fla. back in '65. 0”
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