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Rattle Snake
Name: Rattlesnake Class Reptilia

Description: Venomous New World snake. The end of the tail has a series of loosely attached, horny segments that can be vibrated to produce a rattling or buzzing sound.

Location: North and South America

Special Features:

  • Highly specialized organisms
  • Tail rattles or buzzes
  • Retractable fangs
  • Pit organs for seeing at night
  • Rarely grow more than five feet can grow up to eight feet
  • Live about 20 years
  • Diet: Carnivores; they eat mammals (especially rodents) and reptiles.

    Neat Fact: The rattlesnake's rattle can be heard up to 50 km (30 mi) away.

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