7 States That Are Hotspots For Rattlesnakes

Arizona boasts the highest rattlesnake diversity in the U.S., with 13-15 species. Notables include the Western Diamondback and Mojave, known for their aggressive nature and potent venom.


South Carolina hosts Eastern Diamondback, Timber, and Canebrake rattlesnakes, inhabiting coastal plains and forests. Conservation protects their habitats.

South Carolina

Discover rattlesnakes in North Carolina: Pygmy in the southeast, Eastern Diamondback on the coast, and Timber in the west. Conservation efforts aim to protect the declining Timber population.

North Carolina

Kentucky hosts Timber and Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes, thriving in rocky forests and wetlands. Conservation efforts prioritize protecting the threatened Massasauga.


Idaho hosts Western rattlesnakes, mainly in the south. They flourish in rocky, grassy, and sagebrush areas, blending well. Interestingly, they hibernate together in dens during cold months, aiding survival in winter.


Oregon hosts the Western and Great Basin rattlesnakes, favoring rocky habitats. Variations in rattle sound help them evade detection, aiding survival.


Kansas hosts diverse rattlesnake species like the prairie, Pygmy, Timber, and Western diamondback, thriving in grasslands and rural areas with their excellent camouflage and warm climate.