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Rattlesnake

Photograph of a Western diamondback rattlesnake.

Source: NASA John C. Stennis Space Center

There are many different types of rattlesnakes in the world, and they vary widely in size and color. Rattlesnakes typically have rattles on the tip of the tail that produce the easily identified rattling sound.

By Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Sean P. Bush, MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine, Envenomation Specialist
Last Revised June 6, 2012

Last Revised: June 6, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Sean P. Bush, MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine, Envenomation Specialist

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