What Are Some Key Facts About Rattlesnakes?

Photo; Joshua Tree National Park / Flickr
Photo; Joshua Tree National Park / Flickr

Rattlesnakes are considered the most intelligent snakes in the world due to the way they warn threats and are currently found throughout the Americas. These snakes usually reach a size of no more than 8 feet and are recognized by their distinct triangular head.

Rattlesnakes are one of the most iconic snakes due to the way they warn other animals. These snakes also have several other unique characteristics, such as:

  • Their diet is focused on smaller rodents and lizards;
  • bites can result in lost of a infected limb;
  • there are 29 rattlesnake species;
  • most species of rattlesnakes are not on the endangered list;
  • and they are also able to adapt to a number of different environments.

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