SuperTalk Mississippi
Latest News Lifestyle

Rare rattlesnake joins the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

mississippi rattlesnakes
Photo courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

A rare, uniquely colored canebrake rattlesnake has found a new home at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

According to a Facebook post from the museum, the snake was in need of extra care and conditioning when it arrived but now, it’s ready for its life in captivity.

Rather than the typical gray or tan ground color with wavy black bands, this rattlesnake has a muted pattern with a pinkish-brown ground color and orange eyes — suggesting a type of albinism.

Canebrake rattlesnakes are prominent throughout the entire state of Mississippi, exempting the coastal region, and usually inhabit forest and river bottoms. The average adult size of these venomous snakes are anywhere between 36 and 54 inches.

To see the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science’s new snake for yourself, you can head on over to 2148 Riverside Drive. The museum is open seven days a week.

Stay up to date with all of Mississippi’s latest news by signing up for our free newsletter here

Copyright 2024 SuperTalk Mississippi Media. All rights reserved.

Related posts

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More