The desert snake stays active at the night during scalding hot seasons and becomes diurnal in the winters. It has supraocular scales just above its eyes, that has justified its name horned rattlesnakes.
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Viperidae Genus Crotalus Scientific Name Crotalus cerastes
Also Known as Sidewinder rattlesnake, horned rattlesnake, sidewinder rattler, and Mojave Desert sidewinder Length Males are 17-30 in (43-76 cm) and females are larger Coloration Yellowish brown, ash gray, pink, cream body with white belly Subspecies C. c. cerastes C. c. cercobombus C. c.laterorepens
Distribution Southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico Habitat Deserts Diet Desert rodents, desert lizards Breeding Season Spring Litter Size 18 Venom Fact Not as strong as other rattlesnakes but still highly venomous for
humans. Lifespan Around 13 in the wild and nearly 20 in the wild IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
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