Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 month ago


The western rattlesnake, also called the prairie rattlesnake, is a brownish-green-coloured rattlesnake found across most of the United States west of Texas and the Dakotas. Western rattlesnakes are also found in northern Mexico and southwest Canada, mostly in grasslands and in brush. There are nine subspecies, one of which is found in southeastern Alberta.

         The western rattlesnake eats small mammals, ground-nesting birds, amphibians, and reptiles, including other snakes. It locates its prey by using its tongue to sense airborne chemicals given off by the prey. Once the prey has been located, the rattlesnake rapidly strikes out with its fangs, then releases its prey quickly. Venom is released from the fangs when the snake strikes, immobilizing the prey, which the snake then tracks and eats. The venom also works to destroy tissue and help with the digestion of bulkier prey.

Which of the following statements about the western rattlesnake is NOT true?

Question 15 options:

a. Populations share their habitat with animals such as small mammals and amphibians

b. Venom enables the western rattlesnake to immobilize and ingest its prey immediately.

c. Venom helps to destroy the tissue of the rattlesnake’s prey.

d. Its range includes parts of North and Central America

1 Answer

  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    B Living pray is a danger to the snake .

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