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- Fast Facts about Rattlesnakes. McDonald, Mary Ann // Rattlesnakes;
This section offers information on rattlesnakes. Rattlesnakes are members of the Viperid, or pit viper, family. They range in length from two to eight feet.
- To Learn More. McDonald, Mary Ann // Rattlesnakes;
This section suggests books for learning more about rattlesnakes and places where you can see rattlesnakes.
- Desert: The Slithering Sidewinder of North America. // Fascinating Creatures: Arid Lands to Ocean Depths;2006, p164
The article presents information about sidewinder snake of North America. People in the Southwestern U.S. call this snake the horned rattlesnake, because of the horns above its eyes. It is more universally known as the sidewinder because of its innate ability to move quickly over the smooth...
- Rattlesnakes. Bachleda, F. Lynne // Dangerous Wildlife in California & Nevada;2002, p22
This section presents information on rattlesnakes. A rattler can strike from any position with a range roughly equal to half of its body length. When it bites, it may or may not inject venom, but it probably will. Though potentially deadly, all rattlesnakes are retiring and skittish. The rattler...
- Rattlesnake Diplomacy. Kniazkov, Maxim // World & I;Feb2007, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p19
The article presents information about rattlesnakes. Scientists have counted at least sixteen types of rattlesnakes, plus subspecies. They may be deadly, but they are shy of people. In addition to a pair of eyes that can see in the dark, rattlesnakes are equipped with a heat-sensing radar that...
- Chapter 3: Movement. McDonald, Mary Ann // Rattlesnakes;
This chapter explains how a rattlesnake moves. For the rattlesnake, there are four different ways to move. The most common type of snake movement is serpentine motion. Other types include caterpillar motion, concertina motion, and sidewinding.
- Chapter 4: The Senses. McDonald, Mary Ann // Rattlesnakes;
The chapter discusses a rattlesnake's senses. Rattlesnakes are cold-blooded animals. They have very poor eyesight. Rattlesnakes cannot hear sounds, but they can sense vibrations. There are two ways that rattlesnakes are able to smell.
- Chapter 7: Rattlesnakes and Humans. McDonald, Mary Ann // Rattlesnakes;
The chapter discusses humans and rattlesnakes. Rattlesnakes have played an important role in the history and culture of Native American tribes. In some areas, the law protects rattlesnakes. If you see a rattlesnake while hiking, do not try to kill or catch it. Heavy boots and a careful step...
- GROWTH PATTERNS OF DUSKY PYGMY RATTLESNAKES (SISTRURUS MILIARIUS BARBOURI) FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA. MAY, PETER G.; FARRELL, TERENCE M. // Herpetological Monographs;2012, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p58
We studied growth in snout-vent length (SVL) and body mass of Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnakes (Sistrurus miliarius barbouri) in Volusia County, Florida, with the use of mark-recapture techniques. Between February 1992 and December 2000, we PIT-tagged (Passive Integrated Transponder) 665 individuals of...