Haerin Park, BS

Graduate Researher

Prairie Rattlesnake – Crotalus viridis viridis
  • Photo by Jerry Schudda

    Prairie Rattlesnake – Crotalus viridis viridis

    More commonly tan than green with brown dorsal blotches, Prairie Rattlesnakes range almost exactly matches the Great Plains region of the U.S. Consequently, these rattlesnakes are found in grassy fields, often utilizing rodent burrows for refuge or as hibernaculum. Prairie Rattlesnakes are also known to hibernate in large groups with upwards of 100 snakes sharing the same space.