Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake [Sistrurus miliarius barbouri]

    This little bundle of joy was found [as pictured below] immediately adjacent to the trail on the shoreline of Lake Oneida on the campus of the University of North Florida in southeastern Duval County, Florida on 6/1/2005. The little guy appeared to be enjoying its snooze despite student joggers passing by periodically only a couple of feet away - totally unaware of the serpent's presence.

Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake [Sistrurus miliarius barbouri]