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What is the most poisonous snake in Illinois?
Last Updated: 2nd April, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, are there any venomous snakes in Illinois?
Four native Illinois snake species are venomous: the copperhead, cottonmouth, timber rattlesnake and the massasauga. Venom is a toxin for subduing prey.
Subsequently, question is, what is the largest snake in Illinois? List of snakes of Illinois
|Scientific name||Common name||Venomous|
|Coluber constrictor priapus||southern black racer||No|
|Crotalus horridus||timber rattlesnake canebrake rattlesnake||Yes|
|Diadophis punctatus arnyi||prairie ringneck snake||No|
|Diadophis punctatus edwardsii||northern ringneck snake||No|
Keeping this in consideration, what kind of snakes does Illinois have?
Common and Venomous Snakes of Illinois
- Southern Copperhead and Northern Copperhead (Highland Moccasin)
- Western Coppermouth (Water Moccasin)
- Timber Rattlesnake (Canebrake Rattlesnake)
- Eastern Massasauga.
Do water moccasins live in Illinois?
But really, cottonmouths (a.k.a. water moccasins) live only in extreme southern Illinois and, for the record, shouldn't be killed either. Northern water snakes, in contrast, can be found statewide.