Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

Western Pygmy Rattlesnake
Sistrurus miliarius streckeri


CLASS
Reptilia
ORDER
Squamata
FAMILY
Viperidae

Range

From western Kentucky to eastern Texas


Habitat

Open woodlands; fields near swamps, ponds, and marshes


Diet

Mice, reptiles, amphibians, and insects

Size

Avg. 15 - 20 in.

Young

3 - 6

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Venomous
  • One of the smallest rattlesnakes in North America.
  • Has a thin tail and a tiny rattle. The sound of the vibrating rattle is a faint buzz like the sound of a grasshopper.
  • Basically grey, they then have small dark spots going down the back and sides and usually an orange tinge running down the top of the back.

 

Conservation

Least Concern

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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