The Pigmy Rattlesnake is four to six inches long at birth and some adults can reach two and a half feet – although most reach only about 20 inches. It is found primarily in Florida’s pine flatwoods and scrub, but occurs in a diversity of other habitats. This is a reclusive animal – and not often seen – but it may be our most common venomous snake.
Its venom is potent, and the limited venom it injects into insects, lizards, and other small animals it eats is effective in killing them. The amount of venom injected by a Pigmy Rattlesnake is usually not a lethal threat to humans or pets.