prairie rattlesnake


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prairie rattlesnake widely distributed between the Mississippi and the Rockies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prairie rattlesnake (Zoöl) the massasauga.
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In literature:

Rattlesnakes and little owls are found in great numbers in the prairie-dog towns, living in the same burrows.
"An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)" by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
The horned toad, the cactus, the rattlesnake long since had replaced the prairie dogs of the grassy floor of the eastern Plains.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
The prairie-dog is truly a tenement dweller, and his home is occupied not only by his own kind, but by owls and rattlesnakes.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
Had Bob been unlucky enough to run across one of those aggressive little prairie rattlesnakes after all?
"The Saddle Boys in the Grand Canyon" by James Carson
A rattlesnake above a prairie dog's hole slid into the mesquit.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
In the prairies there are rattlesnakes.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
The owls, no doubt, live on little prairie-dogs, and the rattlesnakes may sometimes eat an old one.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
Prairie-Dog was Brother Rattlesnake.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Jack saw a great many rattlesnakes when he wandered about with Pedro on the prairie.
"Left on the Prairie" by M. B. Cox
We discovered two frogs in the hole; and near it we killed a rattlesnake, which had swallowed a small prairie-dog.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch

In news:

He occupies a refurbished cienega exhibit in the grasslands habitat between the prairie dogs and the rattlesnakes.
It sits on a geologic formation once thick with mesquite trees known as Rattlesnake Hill in Dallas, sandwiched among Grand Prairie, Cockrell Hill and Duncanville.
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