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Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius barbouri)

Reported By:
Rob Hunter
Time:
June 22nd, 2010 - 08:30 AM
State:
Florida
County:
Volusia
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Unknown
Method:
Road Cruising

Notes

I found this individual, an exciting lifer for me (and as of now my first and only rattler), crossing the sand road at Tiger Bay State Forest near Daytona Beach, Florida.
It was amazingly feisty - striking with such force that it really appeared to be jumping! And its tail whipped around with a motion that looked more like the wiggling of a caudal lure than the vibration of a rattle. Its rattle was virtually inaudible. This specimen was about 20in. long.

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