Hopi Rattlesnake

Hopi Rattlesnake

Range:

Northeast Arizona to Extreme Southeastern Utah

Habitat:

Arid regions around rock piles.

Characteristics:

Light in color with indistinct markings. Thick bodies with slender necks, diamond shaped head.

Hopi Rattlesnake
Behavior:

These snakes are crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk). They can be more nervous than other rattlesnake species, although individual temperament can differ.

Reproduction:

These snakes are ovoviviporous (live bearing). Up to 25 young may be born but on average 4-12 young are born from August to October.

Interesting Facts:

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Did YOU Know?    
This is the rattlesnake commonly used in the Hopi Indian snake dance.
Hopi Rattlesnake
Native Utah Animal
Range
Class: reptiles
Order: Squamata
Genus: Crotalus
Species: viridis nuntius
Length: 15 to 24 inches
Average Lifespan: 11
Wild Diet: Small mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
USFWS Status: Not Listed
CITES Status: Not Listed
Where at the Zoo? Small Animal Building: Desert Zone


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