Not to worry you or anything, but via NPR comes news that ‘silent’ rattlesnakes are popping up more frequently in South Dakota these days. Due to a genetic mutation, these snakes don’t have audible rattles and are thus unable to scare off potential predators (or unlucky hikers). Nevertheless, they won’t think twice about taking a bite out of you if you wander too close. Have a listen to the report:
To recap: silent rattlesnakes are now on the loose. Keep a sharp eye out, everyone.