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Snakes can be found anywhere. They can be either non-venomous or venomous. There are different species of snakes in different countries. And like other states and countries, Indiana also has its share of poisonous snakes. There are four major poisonous snakes in Indiana and it is important to get to know them to be aware of them especially if you live in Indiana or planning to live there.
The first snake you will find there is the Western Cottonmouth snake, a dark skinned and thick-bodied snake that is about 30 inches long or more. This is an extremely poisonous snake and it is given its cottonmouth name because of the color of its mouth which is bright white like cotton.
The second snake you will find in Indiana is the Northern Copperhead snake, a snake that is found to have dark colored bands crossing their bodies and looks kind of like a pattern. This snake has a yellow tipped tail, a stocky body and grows about 24-36 inches. This is also highly venomous.
The third poisonous snake in Indiana is the Timber Rattlesnake, which is obviously a type of rattlesnake that grows from 36-54 inches but it can also grow to about 74 inches. It is usually colored yellow or brown and has V-shaped bands on its body.
Lastly, but also a very poisonous snake found in Indiana is the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake that grows from 20-30 inches long, dark brown in color and has a short but thick body.
Running into these poisonous snakes in Indiana is not a joke and it is not fun, but it could be very dangerous, could hurt you or even kill you. So, as much as possible, try to avoid running into these snakes.
To avoid running into these poisonous snakes in Indiana, it helps when you know everything about it especially in terms of determining whether that snake is poisonous or not. Usually, poisonous snakes are distinguished through their triangular head and elliptical eyes. Being able to identify whether a snake is venomous or not can help you avoid it as well as avoid handling or attempting to kill it. It is important to leave these snakes alone and do not even try to kill it or you could be the one to end up killed.
Furthermore, you should also know some first aid techniques for snake bites so that in cases where snake bites from these poisonous snakes cannot be avoided, at least you will know how to prevent its venom from killing you right away.