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Rattlesnake Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Rattlesnake trivia questions with answers all about rattlesnakes

 

Rattlesnake Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

What is a rattlesnake?
A: Rattlesnakes are a group of venomous snakes.

Rattlesnakes are of what genera?
A:  Crotalus and Sistrurus of the subfamily Crotalinae.

The 32 known species of rattlesnakes have how many subspecies?
A: Between 65 and 70.

They are all native to where?
A: The Americas.

Rattlesnakes are predators that live in a wide array of habitats, hunting what?
A: Small animals such as birds and rodents.

How do they kill their prey?
A: With a venomous bite, rather than by constricting.

All rattlesnakes possess a set of fangs with which they inject what?
A: Large quantities of hemotoxic venom.

 

The venom travels through the bloodstream, destroying tissue and causing what?
A: Swelling, internal bleeding, and intense pain.

Some species additionally possess a “what” in their venom?
A: A neurotoxin component that causes paralysis and other nervous system symptoms.

The loud shaking of the snakes “rattle" at the end of their tails, deters what?
A: Many predators.

Rattlesnakes fall prey to what other animals?
A: Hawks, weasels, king snakes, and a variety of other species.

Rattlesnake populations in many areas are severely threatened by what?
A: Habitat destruction, poaching, and extermination campaigns.

Where are rattlesnake bites the leading cause of snakebite injuries?
A: In North America.

Rattlesnakes rarely bite unless what?
A: Provoked or threatened.

 

Rattlesnakes are native to the Americas, living in diverse habitats from southwestern Canada to where?
A: Central Argentina.

The large majority of species live where?
A: In the American Southwest and Mexico.

Four species may be found east of the what?
A: Mississippi river.

Two species can be found where?
A: In South America.

 In the U. S., which states have the most types of rattlesnakes?
A: Texas and Arizona.

Most species live near what?
A: Open, rocky areas.

Rocks offer the snakes cover from predators, plentiful prey like rodents, lizards, insects, etc. and what?
A: Open basking areas.

 

What temperature range do rattlesnakes prefer?
A: A temperature range between 80 and 90°F.

Rattlesnakes lie in wait for their prey, or hunt for it in what?
A: Holes.

Once the prey has become incapacitated, the rattlesnake locates its head by what method?
A: By detecting odors emitted from the mouth.

The prey is then ingested head-first, which allows wings and limbs to what?
A: Fold at the joints in a manner which minimizes the girth of the meal.

The gastric fluids of rattlesnakes are extremely powerful, allowing for the digestion of what?
A: Bone, as well as flesh.

Optimal digestion occurs when the snake maintains what body temperature?
A: A body temperature between 80 and 85°F (25 and 29°C).

To stay hydrated, rattlesnakes are believed to require at least what?
A: Their own body weight in water annually.

 

The common kingsnake, a constrictor, is immune to what?
A: The venom of rattlesnakes and other vipers.

Rattlesnakes form part of a kingsnakes what?
A: Natural diet.

How do rattlesnakes sense kingsnakes' presence?
A: By their odor.

R rattlesnakes have what two organs that can sense radiation?
A: Their eyes, and a set of heat-sensing "pits" on their faces.

These pits have a relatively short effective range of about how far?
A: 1 ft.

The ability to detect infrared radiation with the pits enhances the rattlesnake's ability to what?
A: Hunt prey and identify predators during periods of low-level light.