Diamondback Rattle Snake

Diamondback Rattle snake

Size upto 6 feet.It has characteristic loud buzzing rattler sound.Their venom contains at least two poisonous, protein-based substances. One, a neurotoxin, depresses the action of the heart and lungs; the other, a hemotoxin, damages blood vessels and other tissue.Rattlesnakes feed on small mammals and reptiles. Like most pit vipers, they give birth from eggs hatched inside the mother.It has forked tongue. The snake uses this to “taste” the air and find its prey. Pit vipers, like the diamondback, also use heat sensitive areas in “pits” on the front of their heads to locate their victims even in total darkness.Rattle snakes are recognized by a loose, horny rattle at the end of the tail, which is shaken vigorously to warn off intruders. The rattle is formed when the snake’s skin is shed,  the end section of the rattle and an attached ring of the old skin are retained on molting. A new ring is added each time the snake molts, which may be as often as four times a year. The last ring on the rattle often becomes worn and breaks off, so that the number of rattles is not, as popularly believed, an accurate indication of age of the snake.Western diamondback rattlesnake are found along the Mexican border from Texas to California

 Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake 
 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
 Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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