|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 more than any other snake except
maybe the Black Racer.
- 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 treatment experience.