Not only meaner and more lethal, but are also territorial. Most rattlers just want you to get away. A Green will chase you, sometimes up to an 8th of a mile.
And yes, they have rattles. Some people say otherwise, but I've seen plenty of them.
They aren't a 2-stepper, but definitely get medical attention if you get bit.
I try to avoid them as well, but have seen a few while hiking around town. I even moved a baby rattler off the grass at the park on the east edge of Lone Mountain. Told the wife to keep walking along with the dogs while I move this snake. Didn't want the next kid playing on the grass to get bitten by it.
I used to own a snake and have some experience with handling them (just not rattlers). I found a very long stick, just the same.
The most rattlers I have ever seen was in New Mexico, where they lay out on the road at dusk and look like fallen branches. You couldn't help but to run them over there were so many.
A friend of our family is a Rattlesnake hunter in Montana, He has been bitten so many times he is immune to their venom! I have personally seen him reach down and grab a HUGE Western Diamondback with his bare hands!! CRAZY STUFF... He has all kinds of arthritis and joint problems from doing it for som many years!
My parents still have several desktop pen holders and paperweights he made for them with Rattlesnakes that he posed and then set in clear epoxy... They are scarry looking because he usually posed them in coiled up or striking poses then poured the epoxy!