Whoa! Now here's an animal that
loves to eat packrats. It's Donato the Diamondback
Rattlesnake! Many people are surprised to learn
how few species of venomous snakes there are out
here in the Scrub. Although there are about 30 species
of snakes in Tamaulipan Scrub country, Donato is
one of only 4 venomous ones. Donato avoids humans.
He saves his venom for killing prey. There are lots
of dangers for me out here! Still, as long as I
stay out of striking range, I'll live another day.