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.