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Eastern Massasauga

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The Eastern Massasauga snake has a rattle in its tail. They are usually tan or grey in color with brown spots in rows that run along its body.
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Latin Name: Sistrurus catenatus Lifespan: Up to 20 years
Distribution: United States Estimated Size: 1.5 to 2.5 feet


The venom of Eastern Massasauga snakes is very dangerous to animals and humans alike. In general, they avoid humans, however when they feel threatened they may bite. After it bites a small animal and injects its venom it retreats to avoid any potential damage. It will wait until the animals are subdued and then move in to eat it.

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