Rattlesnake (Scientific name is Rattlesnake), also known as rattlesnake, is known as an extremely venomous snake with a reputation as a killer in the reptile world, their venom can end the opponent in a short time. Rattlesnakes live mainly in the Americas, a total of 32 species in the world today with the number of subspecies from 65-70. The diversity of species makes them so appealing to people's curiosity, so the rattlesnake roundup day held every year on January 28 is a great opportunity to improve understanding of this creature.
The structure of the bell tail
They become different when possessing an unusual tail that can make a sound that makes many people curious and few know why. To answer this question, two American father and son named Daniel Markham are amateur scientists who have dissected and studied this interesting part of them. In part, he also wanted to help his son complete his science project. The research was conducted simply with a sharp knife, Daniel Markham slit the snake's tail and the veil of mystery was revealed. The surprise happened when the two people found that the inside of the snake's tail was completely empty, so what made the sound?
This is explained that the bell tail is made up of layers of hard horny substance called keratin, which when vibrated with high frequency combined with the hollow structure will collide with each other and create a chirping sound. Another interesting thing is that each time a snake sheds its skin, this tail will thicken another layer, so scientists think this is not a basis for calculating their age.
The level of drama
Among the top 10 most venomous snakes in the world, their fangs can paralyze the nervous systems of their prey and kill them in just a few minutes, humans are of course no exception. With a rattlesnake bite, if not handled promptly will cause your heart to stop beating in an extremely short time. A bit of poison, when absorbed into the wound, will follow the bloodstream, breaking the cells of the vessel wall and leading to internal bleeding.
Food and hunting
Although poisonous, rattlesnakes contribute significantly to the stability of the ecosystem because they like to eat rodents, especially rats.
The way they hunt is very simple, just wait for the prey to pass, lie in the burrow and catch it. The bad guys will die very quickly when poisoned. Some cases can stand for a few minutes, but no luck happens to make them escape death, the snake will follow the scent of the prey and slowly enjoy its meal.
In addition to the above information, there is an interesting thing that anyone must respect this animal is that their "making love" time can last up to 22 hours at a time.
How to observe Rattlesnake Roundup Day
To celebrate the rattlesnake festival, you are encouraged to find out more information about this snake. For example, when bitten by a rattlesnake, what to do to escape death. Please share your knowledge about this rattlesnake so that everyone can expand their knowledge together. Use the hashtag #RattlesnakeRoundupDay.
ObservedRattlesnake Roundup Day has been observed annually on January 28th.
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
Thursday, January 28th, 2021
Friday, January 28th, 2022
Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Sunday, January 28th, 2024