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Urist likes rattlesnakes for their warning rattle.


Rattlesnake - Rattlesnake man - Giant rattlesnake


· Syndrome

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 20

· Exotic pet · Non-Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 40 cm3
Mid: 3,500 cm3
Max: 7,000 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x2)

Food items

Meat 2
Fat 2
Brain 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Tripe 1

Raw materials

Bones 0-2
Skull 1
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A small reptile with a tell-tale rattle and vicious bite that leads to a quick death.

This creature can be quite dangerous to a dwarf. It can easily kill a child. It is usually wary of dwarves and keeps its distance. A hunting animal will dispatch it easily.

Rattlesnakes do not reproduce, so sadly a player will need to edit the raws if they intend to breed their own rattlesnakes. While their uses are pretty limited, the idea of disposing of goblin prisoners via rattlesnake pits does sound quite tempting. (if only to watch them slowly succumb to poison)