Pigmy Rattlesnake

The Pigmy Rattlesnake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

* The Pigmy Rattlesnake Homepage (Sistrurus miliarius) at Stetson University Biology Department. Accessed 30 November 2006. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

Habits: Pigmy rattlesnakes spend most of their time well-hidden among leaf litter and can be very hard to spot. From such hiding places they ambush a variety of prey including lizards, frogs, small mammals, and insects as well as centipedes. More

Unlike the smooth-skinned coral snake, the pigmy rattlesnake has rough (keeled) scales so its skin looks dull, not shiny. More

a Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake is 20 inches and the longest record is at 31 inches. Habitat: The Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnake lives in boggy wetlands, coastal pinewoods, scrub oak inhabitant of sandy substrates. More

The Mexican Pigmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus ravus) is a smaller, more compact version of the typical desert rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes are currently threatened because of clearing of their native habitat and hunting, as their skin is most often used in More

The Pigmy Rattlesnake is a small species of rattler which is found in the United States. There are three subspecies of Pigmy Rattlesnake. The three subspecies of Pigmy are the Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake, the Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnake, and the Western Pigmy Rattlesnake. More

Range (see map below): The Pigmy Rattlesnake is a species of the southeastern United States from southern North Carolina in the north southward to Florida and westward to Oklahoma and eastern Texas. More

The Pigmy Rattlesnake is a small (38–76 cm), slender-bodied,venomous snake with large, symmetrical plates or scales on the top of the head and a very small rattle at the tail tip. Three subspecies are recognized: streckeri, miliarius, and barbouri. More

jpg (68536 bytes) The Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake is the most common venomous snake in Florid, and is responsible for more human snakebite than any other snake. It is found throughout the state. More

Reproduction: Pigmy Rattlesnakes give birth to 3–9 babies in late summer or early fall. Miscellaneous: Pigmy rattlers can be active during the day or at night. However, these snakes are so small and so well camouflaged that they are rarely seen. More

The pigmy rattlesnake, sometimes called the ground rattler can easily be overlooked while walking through its habitat. Its small size and excellent camouflage make them difficult to spot. There rattle is sometimes compared to the buzzing sound that a bee makes. More

have spotted a pigmy rattlesnake in some of the pine flatwoods. In flooded areas the snakes may have been seen coiled in the branches of trees. More

Common names

Pigmy Rattlesnake in English - English
Pygmy Rattlesnake in English - English
Zwergklapperschlange in German - Deutsch

Order : Squamata
Family : Viperidae
Genus : Sistrurus
Species : Sistrurus miliarius
Authority : LINNAEUS 1766