Re: That rattling noise just means he wants to be friends. Spurticus thread.
Eastern Diamondbacks are HUGE snakes !
I've seen some (captured) that go close to 7 feet long.
You can tell that guy has done that "a few times" but he is doing a lot of
stuff wrong. The way he was holding the snake near the base of the neck
with his fist is a good way to get nailed. If he hasn't been bitten already,
he will eventually get bitten by one of these. Their skull is made into
four separate quadrants, and they can unhinge either quarter to work
almost independently of the other three. Experts have been bitten by
venomous snakes for not making sure that the fingers immobilize the
four separate quadrants of the skull. The thing about putting that kind
of video on the net is that it shows would be "Steve Irwins" how not to
handle a venomous snake even though he looks like a professional doing