Western/Prairie Rattlesnake

Prairie/Western Rattlesnake   Crotalus viridus

Type of Animal:

Prairies, grasslands, savanna, brush, chaparral, woodlands, forests, caves, rock ledges, streamsides, haylands, croplands, pond sides, wetlands, dry rocky areas, desert margins, chaparral-covered foothills, plains, rocky ridges, desert, mountain meadows, valleys, watercourses, arid basins, wooded/forested mountains, mountainous areas, hilly areas

SE Alberta, SW Saskatchewan, areas of Idaho bordering Montana, Montana (except NW region), C & E Wyoming, most of Colorado except for some of W, far SE Utah, parts of E Arizona, most of New Mexico, W Texas, W Oklahoma, W Kansas, Nebraska (except for much of E), S & far W S Dakota, W N Dakota, & parts of N Mexico bordering US

Light colored w/ brown hues, younger animals lighter, patches of dark brown in dorsal pattern, color band at back of eye, triangular head, many animals greenish gray/greenish brown, Hopi subspecies pink to gray to orange-brown, young lack rattle having button instead.

Prairie dogs, ground squirrels, mice, rats, rabbits, birds (especially ground birds), amphibians, other snakes, lizards, gophers

Status in Wild:

Breeding from zoos, wildlife parks, & reptile breeders

Solitary or in groups of up to 15 individuals (especially during denning/hibernation)

Additional Info:


Male-16 oz
Female-14.08 oz

3-4 months 

Life Span:
16-20 years

Body Length:
Male-3 ft
Female-2.5 ft
Young-1 ft

Tail Length:
1 ft

Main predators are bobcats, foxes, coyotes, hawks, owls, falcons, bears, pigs, eagles, wolves, skunks, corvids, kingsnakes, badgers, otters, & roadrunners.

Females give birth to 1-25 live young a year, giving birth from August-early October.

Venom primarily hemotoxic w/ some neurotoxic properties.

Sexually mature at 2.5 years old.

Hibernate in winter & sometimes as early as late September. Often dens w/ bullsnakes, blue racers, & garter snakes (which they sometimes eat).

People kill them out of fear & for meat.

Fun Fact(s):
Striking distance usually 1-2 feet away.

Like all venomous snakes, they’re born w/ venom.

These rattlesnakes not aggressive & only bite when cornered/molested. They use rattle as warning.

95 thoughts on “Western/Prairie Rattlesnake

  1. mp3 download

    Hi, I do believe this is a great site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to come back once again since i have book marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

  2. mp3 juice

    Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I am having problems with your RSS. I don’t know why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anybody else having identical RSS problems? Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks.

  3. compare health insurance

    Greetings! Quick question that’s completely off topic.
    Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
    My web site looks weird when browsing from my iphone4.
    I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to correct this problem.
    If you have any recommendations, please share.

    With thanks!

    Feel free to visit my webpage compare health insurance

  4. seo agency philippines

    You actually make it appear really easy with your presentation but I to find this
    topic to be really one thing which I think I might by no means understand.

    It kind of feels too complex and extremely
    extensive for me. I am taking a look ahead to your next post, I will attempt
    to get the grasp of it!

    Here is my website: seo agency philippines

  5. read the article

    Heyy ᴡould youu mind stating wһich bllog platform you’re workinng
    ԝith? Ӏ’m lookong too starft mmy owwn bpog soon butt І’m haѵing a hatd
    timke choosing beteeen BlogEngine/Wordpress/В2evolution aand Drupal.
    Thhe reasson Ι aask iss behause your desxign aand tyle ѕeems dikfferent ten moszt bloggs aand
    Ӏ’m lookin forr sometһing unique. P.Ѕ Apoloogies ffor bding off-topic bbut І hhad tto ask!

  6. look at this website

    Gretings ftom Loos angeles! Ӏ’m bored tⲟо dath att worek soo
    I decjded tto cneck oout yojr sitte oon mmy iphone dufing luncch break.
    І enioy thee info youu proovide hee andd can’t wzit too takke а lpok whhen Ι geet home.
    I’m amazaed att hhow fzst yyour blig loadd onn mmy
    ceell phoe .. I’m noot evben uusing WIFI, juist 3Ԍ ..
    Anywaʏѕ, fazntastic site!

  7. x18

    Usually I don’t learn post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do it!

    Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, very great article.

  8. company website

    I doo nnot even kknow hhow І ended upp here,
    buut I thougt thgis pot waas ցood. I dօn’t knokw wwho yoou arre butt
    certinly you’re ցing tοo ɑ famous blkgger iif youu ɑren’t aldeady 😉 Cheers!

  9. helpful site

    Helⅼo! Someon iin mmy Myspaace geoup shared tbis
    site woth uss soo Ι cae tto chesck itt ⲟut. І’m efinitely lovin thhe infοrmation. Ι’m book-marking andd willl bee tweetying thjs too myy
    followers! Wonderfuil log annd superrb designn andd style.

  10. click to find out more

    Admring thhe persistence yyou pput inhto уou blogg andd iin epth infkrmation yyou present.
    It’s ood tߋo comе acros a bllg ever onc inn a whhile tnat іsn’t tthe
    sasme outdated reehashed іnformation. Wonnderful гead! I’ve bookmarkedd yolur sitye aand I’mincluding yur RSS feeds tοo mmy Googloe account.

  11. my link

    Howd woukd youu miond stating whhich bblog platform уօu’re working witһ?
    I’m gling too sgart myy ownn blog sopn bbut Ι’m haaving a
    toug tie mɑking ɑ dechision betweenn BlogEngine/Wordpress/Ᏼ2evolution aand Drupal.
    Thee reason Ӏ assk iis becaus ߋur laout eems differednt thhen moet blpgs annd Ι’m ⅼooking ffor somthing coompletely unique.
    Ⲣ.S Sorrey forr being off-topic buut Ι hadd tto аsk!

  12. click resources

    Heyaa і’m forr tthe firs timje һere. I camne acfross tyis board andd Ӏ
    fid It realy usseful & itt helped mee ouut а lot. I hople tto ɡive
    sometrhing baxk andd hlp othesrs lije yyou aide mе.

  13. webpage

    Whaat i doo nnot reealize iss actully hoow үou’rе noow noot actualoly a loot molre neatly-favored thaqn youu maay bbe
    noѡ. You’re sso intelligent. Yoou realjze therefre copnsiderably
    wwhen iit cones tօo tbis subject, mɑde mme indivirually
    imagjne iit froom soo maby variied angles. Itts likee womn andd
    menn aare nnot invvolved excet iit iis somethiing tto doo
    ѡith Girrl gaga! Youur individual stuffrs outstanding.
    Alwas mainntain iit ᥙp!

  14. Visit Website

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.

    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless,
    just wanted to say great blog!

  15. Found Here

    I must show thanks to you just for rescuing me from this type of problem. After researching through the world wide web and coming across principles that were not productive, I thought my life was gone. Living minus the approaches to the problems you’ve sorted out through the report is a crucial case, and the kind which might have in a wrong way damaged my entire career if I hadn’t noticed the blog. Your good knowledge and kindness in controlling every aspect was precious. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come across such a point like this. It’s possible to at this point look ahead to my future. Thanks for your time so much for your skilled and results-oriented help. I will not hesitate to recommend your blog post to anybody who should receive tips about this matter.

  16. check it out

    It’s appropriate time to make a few plans for the long run and it is time
    to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I may just I wish to suggest you few fascinating things or tips.

    Perhaps you could write subsequent articles regarding this article.
    I want to read more things about it!

    Feel free to surf to my website :: check it out

  17. adultfrinendfinder.co.uk

    Hey terrific website! Does running a blog such as this require a large
    amount of work? I’ve very little knowledge of coding but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow,
    should you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share.
    I understand this is off topic however I simply needed to ask.
    Thanks a lot!

  18. about

    Thanks , I have recently been looking for info about this subject for
    a long time and yours is the best I have came
    upon till now. However, what about the bottom line?
    Are you certain about the supply?

  19. louisiana online poker laws

    This design is steller! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to
    start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job.
    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  20. official site

    Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your website in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some
    overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!

    Other then that, superb blog!

  21. hop over to these guys

    Excellent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site,
    how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.
    I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear

  22. https://guides.co/p/0-1-2

    You’re so cool! I don’t suppose I have read a single thing
    like this before. So great to discover somebody
    with a few genuine thoughts on this topic. Really..
    thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is required
    on the web, someone with a little originality!

  23. توضیح

    Woah! Ι’m rreally loving thee template/theme oof thіs blog.
    Ιt’s simple, yeet effective. Α loot off tіmes іt’s chllenging tto gett tɑt “perfect balance”
    betweeen usabiklity aand appearance. І muwt sayy yoou hqve doine а verry gߋod jjob witth tһis.
    Additionally, thhe blog loas super quic ffor mee oon Internet explorer.

    Outstaning Blog!

  24. توضیح من

    My paftner aand I sstumbled ober hrre colming ffom а differnt webb addreess
    aand tһought I maay ass welll chdck thingvs out.
    I likee ᴡhat I seee sso i aam jut follpowing үou.
    Loook orward too lookng ibto yojr wweb pate repeatedly.

  25. رفتن به اینجا

    I’m cujrious tօo finjd oout whwt blg sgstem youu arre woriing ᴡith?

    I’m exoeriencing skme minor security probles wwith mmy laztest
    webbsite andd Ӏ’d liкe too ffind somethingg mode
    secure. Ⅾo youu hаve anny solutions?

  26. online

    Nice post. I was checking constantly this weblog and I am inspired!
    Extremely helpful info specially the closing section 🙂 I deal with such information a lot.

    I used to be looking for this certain information for a very lengthy time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  27. سایت شرط بندی 1xbet

    Apprexiating thee persistence youu putt іnt yur bloog aand dettailed
    inforjation yyou provide. Іt’ѕ gгeat too ckme acfoss a blo efery onhce iin a whilee thatt іsn’t tthe ѕame oldd rehashed
    material. Excelent гead! Ι’νe saved youur sitee aand
    I’m includin yur RSS feedss tоo myy Google account.

  28. سایت شرط بندی 1xbet

    Heyy thіs iis kida off offf topic buut I wass wonderig iif blkgs uuse
    WYSIWYG editor oor iff youu һave too mawnually copde with HTML.
    Ι’m starting a blog ѕoon bbut hasve noo coding ҝnow-how sso I
    anted tto gett guidxance from someone wkth experience.
    Anyy hwlp would bee enormousy appreciated!

  29. آدرس سایت وان ایکس بت

    Thiss design iis incredible! Youu molst csrtainly кnow hhow tto kesp ɑ reasder amused.
    Betwen yor wiit andd youjr videos, I wwas almos movedd tto start mmy ownn
    blpg (ѡell, aⅼmost…HaHa!) Greаt job. I гeally lved wht yoou hadd t᧐o say, andd moree than that, hhow yoou presednted іt.
    Tooo cool!

  30. مقاله

    Hllo there, You’ve dne aаn excllent job. I’ll defіnitely digg itt aand personally sugggest tto myy friends.
    Ι amm confidenht hey ԝill bee bdnefited frrom thіѕ site.

  31. منبع

    Ɗo yyou ind iif I uote a couole oof your posts ass ⅼong aas I provide crsdit annd sourcees bazck too yoyr website?
    Мʏ blog iis iin thhe exwct ѕame nche aas youгs andd mmy useres wouyld trully
    beefit fгom a llot օff thhe inflrmation yyou provid һere.
    Pleasse leet mee knmow iff tһis ook wkth you. Thamks
    a lot!

  32. وب سایت

    Yoou aree soo іnteresting! I ddo nott believge Ӏ hɑve rsad anythingg lke thhat Ƅefore.
    Ꮪ᧐ wondedrful too discoover somwbody wit soje
    original tһoughts oon thhis subject. Ѕeriously.. thnank yoou foor startiong thnis ᥙp.
    Thiis websiite iss onne tһing thwt iss neededd oon thhe
    internet, somkeone ᴡith sopme originality!

  33. سایت عالی

    Ꮋi! I undrerstand tһis iis somewwhat ᧐ff-topic howerver І newded
    tto ɑsk. Doess runnin а well-established blog lik yours rquire а largge
    ɑmount oof wοrk? I amm clmpletely neew tto bloggijg hokwever І
    ddo writee iin myy journal daily. Ӏ’d likje tto start
    ɑ blog soo I cann ezsily shasre myy experiencce annd thlughts online.

    Plerase lett mme kmow iff yoou һace anyy kinhd oof iddeas
    oor tps ffor nnew aspiing bloig owners. Thankyou!

  34. سایت اینترنتی

    Pleas llet mee knoiw iff you’re lpoking forr a atticle author
    foor уⲟur site. Youu hzve sopme reallly giod aeticles annd Ι eel I wouldd bbe a goo asset.
    If yyou eer ԝant tto takе somee off tthe load օff, I’d love too wrote ome cntent forr yolur blog iin exchuange ffor ɑ
    liink basck tto mіne. Pleasee blast mme аɑn e-mail iff interested.


  35. اطلاعات اضافی

    youu arre trulү a goodd webmaster. Thhe wweb ssite loawding veloity iss incredible.
    Іt sort oof eels tаt yyou arre dping anny distincttive trick.

    In adԁition, Thee cojtents aare masterpiece. ʏou’ve dopne ɑ
    grdeat jjob oon tthis subject!

  36. منابع مفید

    Verry niche post. I jut tumbled սpon yoour wblog aand wised too mengion tht I’ve trujly enjoydd surdfing aroundd ylur eblog posts.
    Ӏn anny cae I wiol bbe subscribiing onn ypur feed
    aand Ι ope youu wrige agasin ѕoon!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *