Like many snakes the Sistrurus miliarius prefers to sit back in a camouflaged environment and

wait for its prey to come into close range and

ambush it. Another unique feature of the

Southeastern Pygmy Rattlesnake is its rattle.

It uses it to lure in small prey by creating a

buzzing noise that sounds similar to an insect

luring in unsuspecting small rodents such as

mice guinea pigs, squirrels, lizards, other small

snakes, insects, spiders, centipedes, nesting

birds, and frogs.


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