You’ll never hear me coming.
- Heavy-bodied American pit viper with a series of horny rings on the tail that, when vibrated create a rattling sound as a warning
- Rattlesnakes are a group of venomous snakes of the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus of the subfamily Crotalinae
- Crotalus is derived from the Greek meaning “castanet”
- Sistrurus is a Latinization of the Greek word for “tail rattler” and shares its root with the ancient Egyptian musical instrument the sistrum, a type of rattle