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Prairie Rattlesnake

Prairie rattlesnakes can be found in the prairies. During the summertime prairie rattlesnakes are in the prairies, and during fall they like to lie in rocky outcrops with southern exposure to absorb heat from the sun.

Prairie rattlesnakes like to eat things such as rodents, birds, other reptiles and amphibians. Raptors, other predatory birds and badgers like to eat prairie rattlesnakes.

The largest prairie rattlesnake recorded was approximately 6 feet (1.8 meters) long; however the average size is around 3 feet (.9 meters) long. Males tend to be longer and heavier than female prairie rattlesnakes.