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Manage your Missouri land to help this endangered species.

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Massasauga (Massasauga Rattlesnake)

Video of a massasauga in the wild.

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Massasauga (Massasauga Rattlesnake; Eastern Massasauga)

Sistrurus catenatus
This shy, reclusive, nonaggressive rattlesnake used to live in floodplain wetlands of the Mississippi, Missouri and Grand rivers, but as those wetlands have been drained and destroyed, the massasauga has disappeared with them. Now it is an endangered species.

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11-2010 Timber Rattlesnake

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Missouri’s largest venomous snake has the camouflage and demeanor to keep it under the radar.

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Snakes of Missouri

Coil up to some of Missouri's most misunderstood cold-blooded residents with this video.

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Timber Rattlesnake

Crotalus horridus
Missouri’s largest venomous snake is dangerously venomous, but there are few cases of rattlesnake bites in our state. It frequents rough country, is mostly nocturnal in summer and few Missourians ever encounter it.

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Timber Rattlesnake

Video of a timber rattlesnake in the wild.

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Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

Sistrurus miliarius streckeri
The western pygmy rattlesnake is small and colorful, with a slender tail and tiny rattle. The sound of the vibrating rattle is a faint buzz that is like the sound of a grasshopper. It’s found in some Missouri counties bordering with Arkansas and in the eastern Missouri Ozarks.

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