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The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Central and South America

Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake

  • Scientific name: Crotalus basiliscus
  • Family: Vipers
  • Subfamily: Pit vipers
  • Genus: Rattlesnakes
  • Length: Up to 6.71 feet (2.04 meters)
  • Venom: ?

The Mexican West Coast rattlesnake is one of the largest rattlesnakes in the world. Their venom is a mystery, as it still hasn’t been possible to carry out enough research. But one thing’s for sure, they release a whole lot of venom with their long fangs.

Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake - Photo: Bernhard Richter/Shutterstock

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