Wildlife Trivia of the Week

Which of these is true about Mojave rattlesnake young?

(a.) They are venomous straight out of the shell.
(b.) They are born live and not from eggs.
(c.) They are never the same color as either parent.
(d.) They practice biting insects, until they are old enough to bite large animals.
(e.) As babies, they are fascinated by rattles and keep trying to grab their own tails

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b.) They are born live and not from eggs.

SOURCE: “Mojave rattlesnake – Crotalus scutulatus” (BLM California wildlife database)
In July or August, female Mojave rattlesnakes give birth to between two and 11 young. The young are born live (not from eggs).