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Venomous Snakes of North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are different kinds of snakes. Some of these snakes are venomous. It is important to note that there are some snakes that have a more aggressive character than others. There are some venomous snakes that have an even temper but this doesn’t mean that they aren’t dangerous. Venomous snakes have got venom that can lead to serious injury, illness and sometimes the end can be death. If you encounter the venomous snakes still in the wild, you should just observe them from a very safe distance and then leave them alone. Do not try to handle such snakes in the wild regardless of how easy other people make it seem.



Copperhead
This is venomous snake which is found al through North Carolina. This snake is a small one with the adult around 26 inches in length. The snake is pinkish tan or pale tan in the background color. This color then darkens as you move towards the mid body area. It also has some cross bands that are darker. This snake is a pit viper and this is because of the sensory puts that are located between the nostril and the eye on both sides of the face. This snake is dangerous even though it is not accountable for most of the human fatalities.

Timber Rattlesnake
This is a snake found throughout the state. It is also called the canebrake rattlesnake. The adult can be as long as five feet or even more. The snake has got a pattern and color combination which allows it to blend with the rocks, soil and even leaf litter where it loves to spend time. It has large fangs meaning that the venom yield is also rather high. A bite from this snake can cause serious illness and even death. Rattlesnakes will not attack unless provoked or threatened.

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
This is yet another very well known venomous snake in northern Carolina. This is a snake mostly found in the SE parts of the state. The animal is stout and heavily bodied. It is the heaviest of the venomous species in the northern and southern America. When fully grown, it can be up to 20 pounds. It is not aggressive typically but you should never get near one when it is in the wild. Others include the pigmy rattlesnake, the cottonmouth and coral snake.

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