SIA1702: Neotropical Rattlesnake

Common Name:Neotropical Rattlesnake
Scientific Name:Crotalus durissus terrificus
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2005 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Maryland

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Locality: South America

Diet: Small mammals and birds.

Venom: Extremely lethal neurotoxic venom with yields between 100-200 mg. A fatal human dose is 10 mg.

Hibitat: Shrub grass, dry tropical forests, and palm savannahs.

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