Why does a rattle snake shed its skin?

Answer A snake sheds its skin for the simple reason that the snake gets too big for his skin. This is true of all snakes, but when the rattlesnake sheds he gets an extra reward, a new rattle for his tail.... Read More »

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What Do Rattle Snake Dens Look Like?

Rattlesnakes make their dens in various different spaces, anywhere from a hole in the ground to a protected rock ledge. This can make it hard to identify a den unless the snake is actually visible ... Read More »

Rattle Snake Identification?

Rattlesnakes are a type of viper. About 30 different species inhabit the Western Hemisphere. Such a diverse group of snakes is sometimes difficult to identify, but they all share a number of features.

What was the slogan of the rattle snake flag?

The slogan of the rattlesnake flag, a symbol of the American Revolution, was "Don't Tread On Me." The flag was originally flown by Esek Hopkins, the commander of the U.S. Navy during the Revolution... Read More »

How much venom can a rattle snake hold?

Rattlesnakes can hold from 1 to 850 ml of venom. The amount of venom varies with the size of the rattlesnake. The largest amount of venom ever extracted from a rattlesnake was 850 ml, drawn from an... Read More »