Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

Sistrurus miliarius streckeri

Description 3

VENOMOUS. Rough, sharply-keeled scales, broad head on a narrow neck, vertical slit pupils. Small, stocky body is gray or tan with rows of black spots, tail ends in a small rattle. Usually 15 to 20 inches (38 to 51cm) long. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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More Info

iNat Map

Type venomous
Scales keeled
Defining features pit, rattle
Pupils vertical slit
Colors black, gray, tan