How long is a rattlesnake?
Most adult rattlesnakes are 3-4 feet in length but some species do not reach 2 feet in length and some can approach or exceed 7 feet when they are old adults. It all depends on the species.
rather up to 6 or 8 feet!
The weight of a rattlesnake depends upon the species, the age of the animal and the health of the animal. A new-born pygmy rattlesnake weighs only a few grams. The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is the largest of the rattlers. The heaviest eastern diamondback rattlesnake ever found weighed 15.4 kg (34 Ib), and was 7.8 ft (2.4 m) long.
Black-Tailed Rattlesnake Canebrake Rattlesnake Copperhead Coral snake Cottonmouth Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Massasauga Rattlesnake Mojave Rattlesnake Pacific Rattlesnake Pigmy Rattlesnake Prairie Rattlesnake Sidewinder Speckled Rattlesnake Timber Rattlesnake Water Mocassin Western Diamond Back Rattlesnake
Yes. They live in the mountains also. It depends on which kind, there are: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Mojave Desert Sidewinder Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Colorado Desert Sidewinder Banded Rock Rattlesnake Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake Black-tailed Rattlesnake Twin Spotted Rattlesnake Mojave Rattlesnake Tiger Rattlesnake Grand Canyon Rattlesnake Arizona Black Rattlesnake Great Basin Rattlesnake Hopi Rattlesnake Prairie Rattlesnake Ridge-Nose Rattlesnake New Mexico Ridge-Nose Rattlesnake Desert Massasauga ... and yes, some do live in the desert
Likely the biggest black timber rattler (or any rattlesnake, for that matter). Reportedly almost 12 feet long. Unfortunately, it was killed. A shame. JR The biggest rattlesnake ever caught was 15 feet long. It was a Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake that was caught near Jacksonville, Florida. Note: That was proven to be an internet hoax. The largest confirmed rattler was an eastern diamondback from Carteret County, North Carolina, in 1959. It measured eight feet in length.