This animated video explains a lot of interesting facts about rattlesnakes:
Rattle Snake Facts
As the name implies, rattlesnakes are known for their rattle. They can be easily recognized. They can be easily found in Southern parts of the US. There are total 16 types of rattle snakes like: – Western Diamondback, Sidewinder, Speckled etc.
Fun facts: –
- Baby rattlesnakes are born with a piece on their skin, called as pre-button. When they shed their skin for the very first time, they lose this pre-button as well.
- At the time of birth, they are about 10 inches long.
- After that shedding, a new button appears. Every time they shed their skin, there will be a new button.
- These buttons, which are made up of Keratin called rattles.
- The sound that rattlesnakes are known for is produced when two rattles knock together.
- Baby rattlesnakes cannot rattle because for that they require two or more rattles.
- Their mating season is spring.
- They generally feed on rodents, rabbits, squirrels and other small creatures.
- Rattlesnakes hibernate in winter season.
- Mother rattlesnake will keep the eggs inside her until they hatch. They can give birth to 8-10 babies at once.
- Babies are venomous and more aggressive as compared to adult rattlesnake.