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Poisonous snakes - series

Rattlesnake

This is a rattlesnake.

Defining features

The top row displays the defining features of a rattlesnake. From left to right, a rattle on the tail, a triangular head, and hinged fangs.

Underbelly

One way to determine if a snake is venomous is to look at its underbelly. If there is a single row of scales leading to the anal plate, the snake is venomous.

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  • Rattlesnake

    Rattlesnake

  • Defining features

    Defining features

  • Underbelly

    Underbelly

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