Some people believe that we can determine the age of a rattlesnake by counting the number of rattle segments on its tail – this is false. The number of rattle segments varies with each shedding of the rattlesnake’s skin. The popular myth holds that a rattlesnake sheds its skin once a year, therefore the number of rattle segments will show you how many years it has been alive – but rattlesnakes can actually shed their skin up to four times a year, and often do. Counting the rattle segments can give you a rough estimate of the snake’s age at best.
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