Open in the curiosity app
Share the knowledge!

What's inside a Rattlesnake Rattle?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The rattle is a warning device for predatory animals that might be a threat to the rattlesnake. 01:58

  2. Rattlesnakes can shake their tails 50 times per second, and can sustain this motion for up to three to four hours. 02:07

  3. The layers of "buttons" hitting on top of one another other help the rattlesnake create the noise. 04:38