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Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri

Description:

Venomous-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. Smallest venomous snake in Florida.

Habitat:

Flatwoods

Notes:

Found in backyard streched out in the shade of a Pine.

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3 Comments

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 7 years ago

Thanks! Karen-these little guys do not have the same potency of venom as a diamondback, hasnt been a recorded death from a pigmy most cases is just a painful swelling. Carol- Im always careful and have plenty of experience and respect for them :)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

WOW! It has beautiful markings despite it being venomous. Be careful in your backyard.

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 7 years ago

Nice shots ! Either you were being very brave, or you had a good telephoto lens! :) these little rattlers have the same potency of venom as a full grown diamondback ! Yikes.

JeffreyDuby
Spotted by
JeffreyDuby

DeBary, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2013
Submitted on Mar 29, 2013

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