Speckled

Speckled

Inhabiting rocky slopes and hills, this rattlesnake is typified by its salt and pepper appearance. It has the most variable body color and pattern of Nevada's rattlesnakes. Two sub-species occur in Nevada: the Southwestern speckled and the Panmint. There are no obvious facial stripes, and the Panamint has a more well defined body pattern, the salt-and-pepper appearance being faint or lacking altogether.