Western Pygmy Rattlesnake
|Geographical Range||United States, from western Kentucky to eastern Texas|
|Habitat||Open woodlands; fields near swamps, marshes, ponds|
|Scientific Name||Sistrurus miliarius streckeri|
|Conservation Status||Not listed by IUCN|
This is one of the smallest rattlesnakes in North America, averaging only 15 to 20 inches in length. Also "small" is the sound of its rattle: it resembles the noise an insect might make and can be heard from only about three to six feet away.
Did You Know?
This snake is venomous.