It’s warming up outside and spring and summer will arrive in a blink of an eye. Campgrounds and hiking trails will be full of your fellow outdoorsmen and of course, the occasional run-in with a snake. In this article, I’m going to share a list of North American venomous snakes to be on the lookout for.
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Commonly found in the southeastern regions of the United States in lower coastal plains; southeast North Carolina to the Florida Keys, west to south Mississippi, and east Louisiana. Attains a maximum length of 96″ which makes it our largest rattlesnake. This snake has a reputation for being the most dangerous snake in North America.
Commonly found in most of the eastern regions of the United States, except the extreme northern regions. Attains a maximum length of about 75″. Prefers remote wooded hillsides with rock outcrops, swampy areas, and floodplains.
Commonly found in southeastern regions of the United States; south Nevada, south California and southwest Utah. Attains a maximum length of about 51″. Prefers upland desert flatland supporting mesquite, creosote bush and cacti; also arid lowland with sparse vegetation, grassy plains, Joshua tree …