Rattlesnake

Western diamondback rattlesnake.

Source: NASA John C. Stennis Space Centre

There are many different types of rattlesnakes in the world, and they vary widely in size and colour. Rattlesnakes typically have rattles on the tip of the tail that produce the easily identified rattling sound.

Current as ofSeptember 23, 2018

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