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Crotalis viridis viridis

Identification

• Can be more than 48 inches in length.

• Greenish gray to olive green, greenish brown, light brown, or yellowish with dark brown splotches down its back that are bordered in white.

Habitat & Behavior

• Only dangerously venomous snake in the park.

• Lives in the lower Yellowstone River areas of the park, including Reese Creek, Stephens Creek, and Rattlesnake Butte, where the habitat is drier and warmer than elsewhere in the park.

• Usually defensive rather than aggressive.

• Only two snake bites are known during the history of the park.

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