in a study conducted on captive prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis), Mackessey et al.
Body temperature and defensive behaviors of free-ranging prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis viridis).
Spring emergence patterns of Wandering Garter Snakes and Prairie Rattlesnakes
Poisonous prairie rattlesnakes
, also found in the area, are shy, but will strike if threatened.
My most memorable wildlife encounters throughout the years have been with shade-seeking prairie rattlesnakes
, skunks, and (my dogs least favorite) the porcupine family.
Some animals, such as burrowing owls and prairie rattlesnakes
, rely on the towns' underground architecture as shelter.
Chemical cues used by prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis viridis) to follow trails of rodent prey.
Chemical and behavioral ecology of foraging in prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis viridis).
prairie rattlesnakes, Crotalus viridis viridis) that feed on rodent prey typically release prey immediately following a successful predatory strike, allowing the rodent to flee from the site of envenomation (Estep, Poole, Radcliffe, O'Connell, & Chiszar, 1981; Gans, 1966; Kardong, 1986; O'Connnell, Greenlee, Bacon, & Chiszar, 1982; Radcliffe, Chiszar, & O'Connell, 1980).
Distance traveled by mice (Mus musculus) after envenomation by prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis viridis).
Ten adult prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis) were observed.
Table 1 Mean Number of Minutes (SE) for Prairie Rattlesnakes to Begin Swallowing Prey and to Complete Ingestion in Home Cages that Lacked (n = 5) and Contained (n = 5) Cover No Cover Cover Mean number of minutes 15.