17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Baby Pygmy Rattlesnake: Sistrutus Miliarius In Palmyra Tennessee

This photograph was captured by my camera: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC H300 on 6/1/2019 at 5:20 a.m. the clarity and lighting were adjusted by my computer to enhance the snake's features and the environment. Me and my husband have been doing remodeling work, our home is located on a 14 acre forestry land in Palmyra TN that we own, this photo was taken in the early hours when we were loading remodeling debris. It has taken us a few days to identify this snake, and have compared it to pictures (Sistrurus miliarius, commonly called the pygmy rattlesnake). We carefully and cautiously relocated the animal to another location on the property, so it can survive.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Palmyra, Tennessee, United States of America
Camera: DSC-H300
Copyright: © Angel Knight