A pale-coloured, nocturnal, burrowing rattlesnake that moves sideways over sand by throwing its body into S-shaped curves. It is found in the deserts of North America.
Crotalus cerastes, family Viperidae‘He doesn't seem to be describing just any kind of slithering, but something akin to the movement of the sidewinder.’
- ‘Sidewinders use quick motions to wiggle into the sand to bury the greater part of their body.’
- ‘The Sidewinder will usually only have the eyes and nostrils visible once buried in the sand.’
A heavy blow with the fist delivered from or on the side.