Will the rattles from a rattlesnake last forever?



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    If you mean do they last during the lifetime of a rattlesnake? Yes, if they’re not broken or pulled off in some way. If you mean after a rattlesnake has died and the rattler is kept as a souvenir… that depends on the climate you live in and how much wear and tear it undergoes. Keratin, which makes bones, fingernails, and things like rattlers, decomposes very slowly, but it does decompose unless fossilized or frozen in some way. They’re designed by evolution to withstand a lifetime, at least, for a rattlesnake, and therefore should probably last you a lifetime or two as well.

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