Killed this joker Saturday after me, my wife and my son all walked within 10 inches of it. Snake never rattled and if It hadn't flicked its tongue right as I was looking it's way I would have likely stepped on it. This is the first time I've encountered a rattler that would not rattle and it scared the crap out of me how close we all came to getting bitten. .38 snake shot out of my little J frame Smith took care of him. A little over 4 feet long 13 rattles and a button.