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        Outdoor Nevada | Rattlesnakes

        In this video segment from Wild NevadaIn this video segment from Wild Nevada, host Brian Wignall and herpetologist Alex Heindl discuss three species of rattlesnake found in the Southwestern United States. The video describes rattlesnake behavior and explains how the rattle, its most distinctive feature, is made from shed skin. We also learn details about the rattlesnake's dangerous bite, including when and why the snake strikes, and its ability to control the amount of venom a bite contains.

        This video is available in both English and Spanish audio along with closed captions.

        For more information, visit Outdoor Nevada: Rattlesnakes.

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