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Massasauga Rattlesnake Sistrurus Catenatus by Mind Map: Massasauga Rattlesnake
Sistrurus Catenatus
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Massasauga Rattlesnake Sistrurus Catenatus

Apperance

dark brown to black blotches

rattle is a greyish yellow

grows to about 70 cm long.

The snake is grey or brown

its tail ends in a rattle made of loosely attached pieces of horn that knock against each other and make a buzzing sound.

It has a triangle-shaped head

Diet (Carnivour)

Food

Small Rodents

Smaller Snakes

Insects

Birds

Frogs

Water/Drink

Cooperating for Conservation

Cut down less trees in order to protect its habitat

If you see the snake dont pick it up or kill it (it wont do anything to you if you leave it ALONE)

Behavior

Migrates/Hibernates

Active during warm weather

Mother snakes will protect its children very fiercely even when in stomach

Biome

Forests/Lakes

Under logs

Tree roots

Wet Praries

Marshes along rivers

Massasauga Rattlesnake needs a habitat with food, shelter and water,temperature,air

Threats

Preys

Hawks

Racoons

Foxes

Larger Snakes

Humans

Habitat Loss

Breeding

Breeds in fall or spring

Mother snake gives birth in early age

Range

Eastern Mississauga to Southern Ontario

Northeastern Missouri

Eastern Newyork to Southern Iowa

Reasorces, Pictures,dMaps and Videos

http://www.massasauga.ca/

http://www.herpnet.net/Iowa-Herpetology/images/stories/reptiles/snakes/Sistrurus_massasuaga_rattlesnake/Sistrurus_massasauga_03_02_S.jpg

http://www.dec.ny.gov/images/wildlife_images/fsmassma.gif

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12145_12201-32995--,00.html

http://www.pc.gc.ca/canada/pn-tfn/images/rattle.jpg

Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQaSx811elo