I don't normally associate venomous snakes with Indiana. You always see stories about deadly snakes in other parts of the country and on other continents. But the fact is, there are some really dangerous snakes that can be found in Indiana.

According to Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana is home to 33 different native species of snakes. Four of those species are venomous. And while those species are listed as endangered, that doesn't mean they are extinct. They are still in our state and they can still seriously injure or even kill you.

So, on World Snake Day (July 16th), just be mindful of these four species of snakes, cause you just never know if/when you'll run into one of them.

  • Copperhead: Only found in southern third of the state
  • Cottonmouth/Water Moccasin: Only found in one small area in southwestern Indiana
  • Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake: Found in northern third of Indiana
  • Timber Rattlesnake: Found in south central Indiana