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Rattlesnake Prowl - Various - Atmospheric - Wildlife/Nature (Vinyl, LP)

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  1. As bigwilly mentioned on the main page, rattlesnakes are a present danger on Green Mountain. I photographed this large one on the lower slopes of Green Mountain five days after the August fire that decimated the wildlife habitat on our side of the mountain. It was the first rattlesnake .
  2. All 36 species of rattlesnakes require shelter of some sort to protect them from predators, temperature extremes and inclement weather. Some species exhibit strong site fidelity, routinely returning to the same hiding spot, while others are nomadic. Rattlesnakes are flexible; they will use whatever hiding spaces are.
  3. Rattlesnakes are distinctly American serpents. They all have a jointed rattle at the tip of the tail, except for one rare species on an island off the Mexican coast. This chapter concerns the genus Crotalus, of the pit viper family Crotalidae, suborder Serpentes. Since snakes evolved from lizards, both groups make up the order Squamata.
  4. Rattlesnakes are highly specialized, venomous reptiles with large bodies and triangle-shaped heads. They are one of the most iconic groups of North American snakes due to the characteristic “rattle” found at the tip of the tail. The rattle is composed of a series of interlocking scales, which the snake adds to each time it molts.
  5. The timber rattlesnake is a pit viper, so named because of two heat-sensing pits located between the eyes and nostrils. Timber rattlesnakes are venomous. They are stocky snakes with brown, tan, gray, dark gray, or yellowish bodies with darker V-shaped bands along their length. Their bellies are yellow.
  6. Rattlesnake Control is a very common request we get every year! In the United States there are are about 30 different types of rattlesnakes, a Rattlesnake is one of the most commonly identified snake that most everyone in the United States has either seen or heard of.

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