Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 11 June 2022

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake;
Volusia county, Florida (11 June 2022).

Perhaps not the most useful reference shot of a Dusky pigmy rattlesnake, but this is what they look like from ground level. A small, venomous pit viper, duskies are extremely abundant in my home territory. The Dusky pigmy rattlesnake has been my most-frequently-observed species the past few years. Fortunately they are not aggressive in the slightest (despite what some may claim). It is a shy, reclusive species quite content to sit still and hide in plain sight.

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