What Am I?

I have another puzzle for you. Some of you are very good guessers. Perhaps I am not making these as difficult as I should. I am hoping this one will give you something to ponder before you make your guess. If you would like What Am I? to be more difficult or easier I welcome input. We aim to please. As usual the answer will be posted next week. That should give you all enough time to give it a go.

01. I am most recognized by my rear end.

02. I am native to the Americas.

03. I have a broad triangular head and vertical cat-like pupils.

04. My young are born live.

05. When I am born I have a pre-button. Every time I shed my skin I add another button.

06. I eat mice, rats, birds, and other small animals.

07. I hibernate with others of my kind in the winter. Sometimes more than 1,000 of us are hibernating in one pit.

08. I have fangs that are like retractable hypodermic needles. When I bite I use them to inject my victim with venom.

09. When I rapidly shake my tail, the buttons on it rub together rapidly to give a warning sound like a rattle.

10. My bite is seldom fatal to humans but everyone needs to learn what to do if I do bite.

What am I?


  1. That was a bit too easy. Apart from the first question when I involuntarily shouted out 'A Bus!
    It was a rattlesnake wasn't it? I'm going to look silly if it isn't the right answer.

    1. Now would I make you look silly? I do hope you are right.

  2. A rattlesnake...I kind of think that one was little too easy especially with hint 9!!

    1. Perhaps number 9 pertains to something you have not thought of. Then it would be hard. Or maybe it is easy. Check in next week.

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    1. That is probably what someone on the prairie would guess. Check to see if you are right next week.


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