Yucatan Neotropical Rattlesnake

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Yucatan Neotropical Rattlesnake

Crotalus durissus tzabcan
When threatened, the Neotropical rattlesnake adopts a particularly striking defensive posture. Lifting the front third of the body off the ground, the snake aims its head at the disturbance. As the tension heightens, the snake vibrates its rattle with increasing intensity. The venom of this species is one of the most toxic of all rattlesnakes.
Fact file:

Length: Up to 5 ft

Habitat: Dry tropical forest, scrubland and savanna

Prey: rodents


Current Range: Mexico and Central America