The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
Sistrurus catenatus catenatus
Welcome to my Site! Here you can find out lots of things about the massasauga rattlesnake, or in scientific terms, Sistrurus catenatus catenatus. The massasauga rattlesnake is a light brown or sometimes gray snake that can be about 2 to 3 feet long and, being a rattlesnake, has a scaly rattle on the end of its tail. Its head is in a rounded, triangular shape and has four brown stripes going down towards the tail on it. At the base of the head, the stripes give way to brown patches that run down length of the body. Towards the end of the tail, the patches turn into dark rings. There are usually 5 to 7 rings on an individual. On its sides, the Massasauga has smaller brown patches that go down the length of the body and fade into the black belly. Massasaugas also have elliptical pupils, like a cat.
A WORD OF CAUTION
These reptiles are also poisonous! Even though no one in Wisconsin has died of a Massasauga bite in over 100 years, these animals are dangerous. However, Massasaugas only attack in self-defense! If you leave them alone, they will leave you alone.
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