The pygmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius) is one of the most common snake species found in the southeastern United States.

Pygmy Rattlesnake

Pygmy rattlesnakes are small in size and can grow to about 24 inches (60 cm). They’re members of the pit viper family

Pygmy rattlesnakes typically grow between 18 inches (46 centimeters) and 24 inches (61 centimeters) long

This species feeds mostly at night, but will also hunt during daylight hours when prey is scarce. The average size of a mature adult Pygmy Rattlesnake ranges between 2-3 feet long 

These snakes have an average weight between 5-10 ounces. This species has a life span of around 10 years in captivity.

The pygmy rattlesnake, sometimes referred to as Stille’s pygmy rattler, is a tiny pit viper native to Florida.

The easiest way to identify if a snake is venomous or non-venomous is to look at its fangs. Venomous snakes have two large, hollow fangs at their front upper jaw.

Pygmy rattlesnakes are oviparous (egg-laying) animals that typically lay their eggs in late summer or early fall after a period of hibernation.

Pygmy rattlesnakes are venomous snakes; they do inject venom into their prey. However, they have tiny fangs (about 1/4 inch long)