Rattlesnake facts and Rattlesnake habitat
Habitat of Rattlesnakes
Rattlesnake’s habitat is mainly in North and South America. They generally live in areas which are 11,000 or 14,000 feet above the sea level. Different conditions make rattlesnakes to adapt to them differently. That is why we can see rattlesnakes in many different areas in forests, mountains, deserts, at sea levels, etc. One thing applies for all species of rattlesnakes, they like places where they can hide and protect them from the sunlight and where they have lots of food. A big problem today is the destruction of their natural habitat. This happens mainly because the land they live in is used for agriculture.
Rattlesnake Facts and Figures
Rattlesnakes are very deadly snakes, and they are to blame for a great number of deaths by a snake bite in the USA. After a brief research about rattlesnakes, we have made a short list of the most interesting facts about them.
• Rattlesnakes are very idle, they spend about 90% of their life in idle state
• Rattlesnakes aren’t laying eggs like other snakes, their eggs are stored inside of them and then they give birth to their baby rattle snakes.
• Rattlesnakes need to hide from hot sun. If they are exposed to very high sun temperature they can die in a very short period of time.
• The best temperature range for rattlesnakes is 25-32 degree Celsius.
• Rattlesnakes are most active during the spring.
• Rattlesnakes hibernate during the cold winter months. They usually hibernate in groups of hundred of rattlesnakes.
• The largest rattlesnake is the Eastern Diamondback (72-96 inches long) and the smallest is the Pygmy rattlesnake (15-25 inches long).
• It is legal to kill and hunt rattlesnakes because they are responsible for a great number of deaths in the USA.