Pigmy rattlesnakes, as their name suggests, are miniature rattlesnakes. Sometimes called "groundrattlers," these snakes are so well camouflaged that they are rarely seen. Adult snakes are usually only 18 inches long or smaller. When coiled on the forest floor, they are only the size of a loblolly pinecone. These snakes have a small delicate rattle that is not much wider than the tip of the tail. When they vibrate this rattle, it sounds very much like an insect buzzing; some people have difficulty hearing the rattle.
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Small frogs, lizards, small mammals and insects
They give birth to 3-9 babies in late summer.
Relationship with Humans
Although they are small, "pigmys" are feisty and are apt to strike if molested. Fortunately, these snakes have small venom glands and don?t inject large quantities of their potent venom when they bite. There are no records of any person dying from the bite of a pigmy rattlesnake.