Sidewinder

Sidewinder

Sidewinders get their name from their unique form of side-stepping locomotion that is an adaptation for moving across loosely packed desert sands. They are a type of rattlesnake and are venomous.

Crotalus cerastes

Venomous

Carnivore

North America [VIEW MAP]

Deserts

These snakes may be seen in the indoor gallery section of the main building of Scaly Slimy Spectacular. Like most snakes, however, they are relatively sedentary, so only the luckiest guests will get to see them perform their distinctive side-winding locomotion.

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