Facts About the Rattle Snake
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Facts About the Rattle Snake

Rattle snakes are from the viper group of snakes and they are easily recognized by the rattle on the end of their tail. These snakes vary in colour depending on their habitat. Rattle snakes are mostly seen in north and south of America. These snakes are mostly found on the Great Plains region and most parts of America. Rattle snakes have decent sense of vision and smell which helps them to spot prey and get information about the environment they are in.

Rattle snakes are from the viper group of snakes and they are easily recognized by the rattle on the end of their tail. These snakes vary in colour depending on their habitat. Rattle snakes are mostly seen in north and south of America. These snakes are mostly found on the Great Plains region and most parts of America. Rattle snakes have decent sense of vision and smell which helps them to spot prey and get information about the environment they are in.

Rattlesnakes are deaf but they have many other sensors in them to sense danger and prey on other animals. They have a eye sensor to see during the day and they have a pit organ to sense at heat night time. These snakes smell through the nostrils which helps sense prey. Also they can sense sound through the vibration of the ground. A rattle snake gets a new tail every time it sheds its skin but only by temperature and food reveals that.

They rely on good defence so that they can avoid the hot sun. During spells of hot sunshine rattlesnakes can be very aggressive this is because they have no cooling system stored in their body. Also they may die from heat stroke if they stay in the sun much longer than fifteen to twenty minutes.

When these dangerous snakes capture their prey they use their venom to brutalise their victim also before they eat their prey the venom gets digested into the body of the prey. Also rattle snakes are capable of using little or loads of venom when needed. They attack mostly on animals like king snakes, pigs, eagles and mice.

Female rattlesnakes breed four to ten young rattlers but many more can be born at any time. Baby rattlesnakes born from female rattlesnakes are six to eight inches wide. Also they are born with a rattle, fang and venom. They young baby snakes can attack but they are less dangerous as the mature rattle snakes.

They can sense soil vibrations made by walking from humans which allows rattle snakes to see humans before humans actually get any chance of seeing the snakes. Once these rattlers spot humans they tend to coil for protection. Rattle snakes hugely rely on surprise rather than speed when preying on a animal. Rattle Snakes shred their skin as many other snakes. When the new skin has emerged the snake then peels off the old skin by rubbing against a twig.

Conclusion

These rattlesnakes will be found mostly in north and south of America. They are feared by many people around the world they are very venomous and dangerous as proven in this article.

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