Do you have rattlesnakes where you live?
Are they aggressive?
I have been within 1 foot of 3 rattlers and stepped on a baby(about 8 inches long) and have never gotten bit by one, yet. And not one of them rattled at me either.
- OcimomLv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
Yes. We live in Texas. They can be aggressive. You are very lucky you haven't been bit yet.
- Anonymous1 month ago
yep, but I've never seen one .............................
- 1 month ago
Carolina Coast......yes we have them, along with Cotton mouths.
We also have other juicy critters......gators!
Here, you don't swim in unfamiliar waters, like creeks, ponds, etc. We have in the news every year about people and/or their dogs being dragged under, never to be seen again.
- οικοςLv 71 month ago
Yes; they are quite widespread. If they neither rattled nor bit, either you were lucky or you identified a non-venomous snake as a rattler. It's done all the time. When I was a grad student at Tulane, we got calls to pick up venomous snakes after every flood. The callers never said that the snakes were non-venomous. Water snakes were cottonmouths; coral snakes were one of the mimics, and the one call for a rattler that I went out on was a DeKay's snake.
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- joeparker67Lv 61 month ago
None around me but I have kept a few species
- SathiLv 71 month ago
We have timber rattlesnakes, but they’re off the beaten path. You won’t encounter them very often.
- TB12Lv 71 month ago
This is East Texas, yes, we have rattlesnakes,, and copperheads, and water moccasins, and coral snakes. Every time I've come across one they're usually more interested in getting away than being aggressive, as long as you leave them alone they'll usually leave you alone.
- Anonymous1 month ago
They only rattle if they see you and when they feel threatened. You are lucky you stepped on one and not gotten bitten. Be careful where you put your hands and feet if you have rattlers where you live. I only see rattlers when I go herping or road cruising for snakes in rural areas. I live in the city. Even when I go hiking in regional parks miles away, I have only seen one baby at the edge of a trail, lying under a piece of old lumber that I turned. Never saw one on the trail.
- NinefingerLv 71 month ago
Yes, Florida is home to three different species of rattlesnake: the pigmy rattlesnake, the eastern diamondback and the timber rattlesnake. All three are venomous. And I see them all the time. Especially when I patrol the Everglades.
Note-I carry snake-bite anti venom in my patrol truck refrigerator for my K9 partner.