Day 7 of countdown to #floridagophertortoiseday 🐢 we bring to you a small but bold reptile that many of you may have bumped into before. The Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus milliarius) can be found in a wide variety of habitats throughout Florida. They are the most commonly encountered snake in urbanized areas. They can be identified by their irregularly shaped blotches located on their back and sides with a reddish-brown stripe down the spine. If you come across a snake in your yard and would like to identify it.