In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- We walked on through the fragile valley watching for diamondbacks and indigo snakes, maybe even for a serpent.
- The whirring rattle of a diamondback poised to strike Maj.
- I was asked to pick up a western diamondback rattlesnake bare-handed.
- At 35 deg C, not atypical of a sunny, summer day in the southwestern U.S. deserts, the western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, shakes its rattle at frequencies up to 90 Hz.
- It's a showdown between two of the world's most dangerous desert hunters: a red-tailed hawk and a diamondback rattlesnake.
- The periwinkle in turn is preyed upon by blue crabs and diamondback terrapins.
- This suggests that all could provide food for diamondback terrapins.
- Volunteers found 21 diamondback terrapins in abandoned crab traps pulled from the edge of the bay.
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