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All rattlesnakes I have seen have black rings on the tail end just above the rattler do these show the age or something of a rattlesnake?

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March 21, 2016 7:27PM

There are four species of rattlesnake with the black and white bands on the tail - the eastern diamondback, the western diamondback, the red diamondback and the Mojave rattlesnake. The bands indicate nothing about the age of the snake. They have the same number of bands as adults that they had when newborn.

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September 09, 2009 11:22PM

Actually the little black rings are a type of warning that the Rattlesnakes have as a warning to other animals that if it gets to close it is going to get bitten.