R is for the Rattlesnake – One of the most venomous of Snakes
Your venom is so powerful,
that when your prey is injected with it,
it is digested even before,
you swallow it fully.
You are a native of the Americas,
found largely in North America,
and parts of Canada,
where you are a source of terror.
The rattle located at,
the end of your tail,
vibrates and creates a loud rattling noise,
stopping predators from nearing you.
This ability of yours,
to produce a rattling sound,
similar to a musical instrument,
is what gives you the name rattlesnake.
You have a pair of eyes,
and heat sensors,
with which you sense your prey,
and pounce on them for food.
You are a snake of venom,
but in Hindu mythology,
you have great religious significance.
and you are worshipped with reverence by many.
You are frightening to humans,
but the truth of the matter is,
you rarely attack anyone,
unless you are attacked first.
My grandma used to narrate to me,
many a tale about you,
and in all her mythical tales,
you were the noblest of creatures akin to God.