Look Inside a Rattlesnake’s Rattle | Deep Look

by birtanpublished on August 16, 2020

Hi it's Lauren do you want to help deep look scale up join our patreon community link is in the description everyone knows this sound it means danger rattlesnakes inspire fear I mean just look at that face but for the most part

They really don't deserve it okay yeah a single venomous bite would send you to the hospital but rattlesnakes really don't want to bite you which is where the rattle comes in

it's a polite way to say back the heck off so how do they make that sound that loud buzz you just can't ignore it's not just the snake version of a maraca with little bits shaking around inside the

Rattle is actually a bunch of loosely interlocking segments check out the inside the segments are made of the same hard protein that your fingernails are made of called keratin you can see how they

Hook together undulating waves travel down the length of the rat off the snake shakes its tail so quickly it just looks like a blur unless you slow it down the segments are all loose and jiggly so they click against each other

rattlesnakes get a new segment every time they shed their skin each new segment grows inside the last one so when it sheds they stay hooked together

So the older of a snake the longer the rattle unless it gets broken which is what usually happens in the wild rattlesnakes can move their tails back and forth fifty to a hundred times every second it's one of the

Fastest sustained muscular contractions in nature right up there with a hummingbirds beating wings and rattlesnakes can keep that buzz going nonstop for up to two hours but despite that ability they don't want to rattle

At all if they can help it rattlesnakes are ambush predators so they want to keep a low profile to get within striking distance they need to stay hidden and silent rattling blows their cover letting anyone in the area

Know exactly where they are so they only use it to scare off their enemy and when they slither around they keep the rattle in silent mode holding it up in the air to stay quiet yep this Viper that gets all the attention really

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