A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Eastern Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri

Description:

Average adult size is 12-24 inches (30-61 cm), record is 31 inches (79 cm). This is a small snake, but thick for its size. The top of the triangular shaped head is covered with 9 large scales. The body color is light to dark gray. A longitudinal row of black or charcoal, transverse blotches disrupts a reddish brown stripe running down the middle of the back. Dark spots on the side line up with the blotches. The tail is slender and ends in a small rattle. The belly is heavily mottled with black and white. The pupil of the eye is vertical (cat-like), and there is a deep facial pit between the nostril and eye. Juvenile coloration is like adults, but the tip of the tail is yellowish-green.

Habitat:

Wetlands


Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

Comments

James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.58, Long: -81.00

Spotted on Nov 28, 2018
Submitted on Jan 2, 2019

Related Spottings

Carolina Pygmy Rattlesnake Carolina Pygmy rattlesnake Pigmy Rattlesnake Dusky Pigmy Ratlesnake

Nearby Spottings

Pileated Woodpecker American Goldfinch Little Blue Heron (immature) Downy Woodpecker