Western Pygmy Rattlesnake





SPECIES: Sistrurus miliarius streckeri


STATUS Least Concern


HABITAT: Woody areas along hillsides, rock ledges and forest areas between meadows.


GENERAL: The Western Pygmy Rattlesnake is one of three species of Pygmy Rattlesnakes that get only 18-24 inches length. Bites from these rattlesnakes, even though they are venomous, are not likely to be fatal, but it is wise to seek medical attention as soon as possible.



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