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Rattlesnakes get their name from
the way their victims rattle and shake.
the rattles on their tails.
the way their eyes rattle in their heads.
Besides the 30+ species of rattlesnakes, how many other snakes have rattles?
Every time a rattlesnake sheds its skin,
it adds a new section to its rattle.
it changes color.
it must rest for a week without moving.
When it reaches water it wants to cross, a rattlesnake is likely to
search for something to ride across the water.
swim across on its own.
What is one way rattlesnakes find prey in complete darkness?
By feeling for them with their rattles
By sensing the prey's body heat
By calling to them with a hissing sound
The fangs of rattlesnakes are
When a rattlesnake is hunting, which of these will it NOT do?
Rush around chasing prey
Move slowly and carefully
Sit in one spot and wait for prey to come by
If you come upon a rattlesnake, it is very important to
freeze in your tracks.
try to kill the snake.
yell and jump up and down.
What is the main purpose of the rattlesnake's rattle?
To let prey know it is about to die.
To show the snake is excited and happy about its meal.
To warn people and large animals to stay away.
Rattlesnakes can sometimes grow to be
12 feet long.
10 feet long.
6 feet long.
When referring to rattlesnakes, what is a keel?
It is the rudder that steers the snake.
It is the ridge running down the center of each rattlesnake scale.
It is the large scale on a snake's nose.
When a rattlesnake moves using a caterpillar motion,
it is bunching up and straightening out like an accordion.
it is pushing off rocks or roots.
it is moving in a straight line, pushing against the ground the same way oars move a boat.
Do rattlesnakes sleep?
Yes, they find a protected place and close their eyes.
Yes, but their eyes are always open because the have no eyelids.
No, rattlesnakes never sleep.
Why are rattlesnakes often flicking their tongues?
They can "smell" with their tongues.
Their tongues don't fit well in their mouths.
The main reason they flick their tongues is to feel for prey.
Rattlesnake poison is most correctly called
Once a rattlesnake has bitten its prey,
the snake immediately begins swallowing.
the snake lets the prey go and waits for it to die.
the snake coils around the prey and crushes it.
Rattlesnakes are found
only in North America.
only in South America.
in both North and South America.
Which of the following is true?
A rattlesnake's age can be determined by the size of its rattle.
Rattlesnakes can add up to three new sections to their rattles each year.
Rattlesnake rattles are tough and almost never break.
Rattlesnakes are divided into two groups,
the sistrurus and the crotalus.
the keels and teh scales.
the sidewinders and the serpentines.
What are scutes?
The rattlesnake's sense organs.
The scales that appear on a rattlesnake's head.
The scales that appear on the underside of a rattlesnake's body.
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