Reptiles are usually depicted as uncaring parents who lay their eggs or give live birth and then continue on with their lives leaving their offspring to fend for themselves. Research by Melissa Amarello is showing that rattlesnakes have a much more complex social structure than was once previously thought and that parental care is indeed provided. Here is a link to her website. I highly recommend checking out: http://socialsnakes.blogspot.com/
Rattlesnakes as attentive parents?