Breisch, Al
August 2011
New York State Conservationist;Aug2011, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p14
The article provides information on timber rattlesnakes. Since timber rattlesnakes are ectothermic, they require warm sunshine in order to increase their body temperature. When threatened, the snakes' tail may vibrate creating a distinctive warning buzz. Rattlesnakes mainly eat small mammals such as mice, voles or chipmunks. When they bite, rattlesnakes inject potent venom that quickly kills small prey.


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