Scientific Name: Sistrurus miliarius

Found In: United States/Wet prairies, wet savannas, and swamps

Size: Average of 12-24 inches in length

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of small mammals, lizards, birds, insects, frogs, and other snakes.

Threat Level: Least Concern. Habitat loss and fungal disease are the major threats to this species.

Facts: Since the red pygmy rattlesnake is so small, its rattle sounds more like an insect’s buzzing.

Red Pygmy Rattlesnake at the Virginia Zoo