Man Carefully Slices Rattlesnake Tail To Discover What’s Inside.
The rattle in a rattle snake makes them the most evolved snakes in the world, according to the San Diego Zoo.
Rattlesnakes are native to the Americas, found from Canada all the way down to Argentina.
There are approximately 35 species and another 70 subspecies of rattlesnakes.
Rattlesnakes hiss simultaneously to rattling.
"The process of hissing occurs when a snake forcefully expels air from the glottis within the throat," Sara Viernum, a herpetologist based in Madison, Wisconsin, says.
"This causes structures within the glottis to rattle, creating the hissing sound."
The rattle and the hissing are not the only warning signs it gives to its enemies.
"They may also coil their bodies and raise their heads high off the ground in a defensive posture. This coiled position serves as a way to anchor the body if they body if they feel the need to strike with their raised head," Viernum explains.
The National Wildlife Federation estimates rattlesnakes live anywhere from 10 to 25 years.
Their diets consist of eating rodents and lizards.
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