The Sidewinder Rattlesnake is found in North American deserts and is named after the way in which it moves from place to place. Sidewinders move in a sideways motion. This is achieved by launching the middle of their long body to one side, then the head and tail follow that direction. They are also known as "horned" rattlesnakes as the scales above their eyes rise up resembling horns. These scales help protect their eyes from sand. Their eyes have vertical irises like cats.
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