Western Massasauga

Sistrurus catenatus

Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

Western Massausauga from Coleman County, Texas.

In our area, Massasaugas are snakes of sandy grasslands and are very localized in distribution.
There is only a single record of this species within our area.

This is a young Desert Massasauga from Irion County, Texas.

Massasaugas are small Rattlesnakes, rarely exceeding 2 feet in length.