SIA1683: Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake

Common Name:Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake
Scientific Name:Sistrurus miliarius barbouri
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2005 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Maryland

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This is one of the smaller forms of rattlesnakes. It lives in the southeast part of the U.S. I inhabits grassy marshland and flatwood areas close to bodies of water. It has a hemotoxic venom but is unlikely to cause human fatality.

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