Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.
Crotalus oreganus oreganus
She was captive-bred at a private facility in Texas. She was transferred to CuriOdyssey in July of 2008.
Young rattlers leave their mothers at just a few weeks old, but when it’s time to hibernate in the winter, they follow their mother’s scent trail and use the same den. Future generations will also use the same den—some have been used for over 100 years!
Who would guess that rattlesnakes are good swimmers? They’ve been found several miles out at sea!
Diet in the Wild
Rodents, birds, eggs, lizards, and amphibians.
Diet at the Museum
Mice and small rats.
In the Wild: Has been recorded up to 20 years.
In the Captivity: 20 to 30 years.
Grassland, brushland, woodland, and less dense parts of forests, usually where there are rocks.
Central CA up to Oregon and Washington, western Idaho, and British Columbia.
No special status.
Your contribution helps provide my food, toys, and medical care. I’ll stay at the museum, and you’ll get a photo of me and a certificate as reminders of your generosity. Check out our adoption section and see all of our adoption levels.