Western Pygmy Rattlesnake
Sistrurus miliarius

Size:  18 - 22 in
Distribution:
Ranges throughout eastern and southern Oklahoma.  Found in both urban and rural areas, the pygmy rattlesnake, or ground rattler, can be found nearly anywhere in its range where there is an abundance of frogs, its principle diet.  Its habitat ranges from heavily wooded, rocky hillsides near water sources, to basements and railroads, occassionally into backyards near drains, ditches, and swimming pools.