Rattlesnake heads can keep biting up to an hour after decapitation

Just because you've cut the head off a venomous snake, that doesn't mean that the snake is done with you. One Santa Cruz homeowner learned that after he decapitated a rattlesnake that wandered into his garage and the head kept on going. » 4/20/13 11:30am 4/20/13 11:30am

Robotic squirrels to battle it out with rattlesnakes

When a squirrel encounters a rattlesnake in the wild, it does something very peculiar to survive its brush with the predator. That something is so peculiar, in fact, that we've had to build robot squirrels just to try to understand it. » 4/04/12 12:35pm 4/04/12 12:35pm

A deadly fungus could wipe out these rattlesnakes for good

This is terrifying and sad all at the same time. Scientists have known about Chrysosporium for years, but they've never known it to do this. The ghastly fungal infection — notorious for popping up in captive animals around the world — has made the leap to a population of endangered rattlesnakes in Illinois, posing a… » 2/25/12 10:00am 2/25/12 10:00am