Red Diamond Rattlesnake on Flickr.Rattlesnakes are also called pit vipers because they have a heat-sensitive organ known as a “pit” on each side of the head that helps them locate and aim at prey. A rattlesnake can detect prey that are as little as 1/10 of a degree warmer than their background.

Red Diamond Rattlesnake on Flickr.

Rattlesnakes are also called pit vipers because they have a heat-sensitive organ known as a “pit” on each side of the head that helps them locate and aim at prey. A rattlesnake can detect prey that are as little as 1/10 of a degree warmer than their background.

Red Diamond Rattlesnake on Flickr.Rattlesnakes are also called pit vipers because they have a heat-sensitive organ known as a “pit” on each side of the head that helps them locate and aim at prey. A rattlesnake can detect prey that are as little as 1/10 of a degree warmer than their background.

Red Diamond Rattlesnake on Flickr.

Rattlesnakes are also called pit vipers because they have a heat-sensitive organ known as a “pit” on each side of the head that helps them locate and aim at prey. A rattlesnake can detect prey that are as little as 1/10 of a degree warmer than their background.

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