Scientific Name: Crotalus mitchellii

Found In: Mexico and the United States/Canyons, foothills, and rocky desert areas

Size: Adults can grow up to 4 feet in length

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of mice, lizards, birds, and small mammals

Threat Level: Least Concern. There are no known major threats to this species.

Facts: The speckled rattlesnake, like other pit vipers, has heat sensing pits along the front of its face so it can detect warm blooded mammals.