Pygmy Rattlesnake

Pygmy Rattlesnake

Pygmy Rattlesnake

Scientific Name

Sistrurus miliarius


Southeastern United States


Flatwoods, mixed forests, and floodplains

What do they eat?

Small mammals, birds, and insects


Least concern

Conservation Threats

Habitat destruction and fragmentation causing them to move to more urban areas where human interaction is common

Fun Facts
  • Their rattles are so small they sound like an insect buzzing if you can hear them at all
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