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(Science: zoology) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera crotalus and Caudisona, or Sistrurus. They have a series of horny interlocking joints at the end of the tail which make a sharp ratting sound when shaken. The common rattlesnake of the northern united states (Crotalus horridus), and the diamond rattlesnake of the south (C. Adamanteus), are the best known.

(Science: zoology) ground rattlesnake, a small rattlesnake (Caudisona, or Sistrurus, miliaria) of the southern united states, having a small rattle. It has nine large scales on its head.

(Science: botany) Rattlesnake fern, a plant of the composite genus Hieracium (H. Venosum); probably so named from its spotted leaves. See also snakeroot.

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Re: Do snakes have tails???

Some snakes have tails that enable them to hold onto branches or vines to assist them in climbing trees. And of course a rattlesnake uses its tail as a warning device when it is scared. Many harmless snakes also vibrate their tails, and if they happen to be lying in dried leaves, they ...

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Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:28 am
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What are these little guys?

... to water it. Then these three little fruit/flower/growths started growing. I have no idea what they are, can anyone help out? Please ignore the rattlesnake tail, that's just there for effect. The circled things are the main focus here...

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What is the most poisonous snake in da world?

... The inland taipan is often considered to be the most venomous land snake. With an LD50 of 0.03 mg/kg, it is about 7 times as venomous as a Mojave rattlesnake and 15 times as venomous as a common cobra. Lethal dose calculations are made on mice, so they have a murine bias. The bias is emphasised ...

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by ballswell
Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:46 pm
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A question

Which statement beest describes an activiry that will contribute to the maintenance of homeostasis in an organism? (1) A desert rattlesnake enters an underground burrow on a hot summer day (2) Roots of a willow tree grow away from a moisture-rich region of the soil. (3) A polor bear sheds ...

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by MIA6
Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:38 pm
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What is the most poisonous snake in da world?

... and repeatedly strike man!! I like where I live!! the only snake here that is even remotely dangerous in comparison is the Eastern Diamond Back rattlesnake. :) I wonder if there is any surveys floating around that show statistics of deaths from particular snakes. surely a snake tht will be more ...

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by Linn
Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:03 pm
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Topic: What is the most poisonous snake in da world?
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