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prairie rattlesnake

noun
1.
a rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis viridis, of the prairies of western North America.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism
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  • The venomous prairie rattlesnake also roams freely in the park and can strike if provoked.
  • Its camouflaged pattern helps the prairie rattlesnake blend in with its surroundings.
  • Closed-toed shoes prevent injuries from cactus spines, found throughout the park, or an accidental step on a prairie rattlesnake.
  • Most snakes found in the monument are non-poisonous, but two are poisonous: the midget faded rattlesnake, and prairie rattlesnake.
  • Overwintering of an ambystomid salamander in a prairie rattlesnake hibernaculum.
  • In addition, an occasional prairie rattlesnake may present itself.

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