Sistrurus miliarius barbouri
- Average size: 12-24 inches; Record 31 inches. Young are 6-7 inches at
- Range: Throughout Florida.
- Diet: Mice, frogs, lizards and snakes.
- Status: Common, found in lowland pinewoods, prairies, around lakes
and ponds, and near freshwater marshes and cypress swamps. I have
encountered the Pygmy Rattlesnake while out with my son on a photo
shoot more than any other snake except maybe the Black Racer.
- This snake has a bad case of Napoleon syndrome, it's very aggressive
and will hold its ground. Its bite is not usually life threatening,
however it can be very painful and tissue loss is common. A bite victim
should seek immediate care at a hospital or doctor with snake bite