Animals

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

Crotalus oreganus oreganus

History

She was captive-bred at a private facility in Texas. She was transferred to CuriOdyssey in July of 2008.

Fun Facts

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!

Birth Date

Unknown

Diet in the Wild

Rodents, birds, eggs, lizards, and amphibians.

Diet at the Museum

Mice and small rats.

Life Span

In the Wild: Has been recorded up to 20 years.
In the Captivity: 20 to 30 years.

Habitat

Grassland, brushland, woodland, and less dense parts of forests, usually where there are rocks.

Range

Central CA up to Oregon and Washington, western Idaho, and British Columbia.

Conservation Status:

No special status.