Spring is not too far away here in Michigan.


With the warmer weather, more Michiganders will be heading outside to enjoy the great outdoors.


But you might want to be careful the next time you go on a hike

Because Michigan actually does have a type of venomous snake.

What Snakes Can Be Found In Michigan?

According to Michigan.org, there are 17 non-venomous snakes in Michigan.

  • Blue racer
  • Brown snake
  • Butler's garter snake
  • Copper-bellied water snake
  • Eastern garter snake
  • Eastern hog-nosed snake
  • Eastern milk snake
  • Northern red-bellied snake
  • Northern ribbon snake
  • Northern ring-necked snake
  • Northern water snake
  • Queen snake
  • Smooth green snake
  • Eastern fox snake
  • Gray rat snake (formally the black rat snake)
  • kirtland's snake
  • Western fox snake

Growing up I remember catching garter snakes with friends.

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Credit: Gartner Snake via Canva

We would run around the nearby field when the tall grass was being cut.

You could see them making a break for it so they didn't chopped up by the farmer's brush cuter.

What Venomous Snake Can Be Found In Michigan?

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Credit: Canva

According to Wild Life Informer, Eastern Massasaugas are incredibly secretive meaning that many people may never encounter one even though they are fairly widespread throughout the state.

Where Can Eastern Massasaugas Snakes Be Found In Michigan?

They can be found in wetlands, prairies, and forests.

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You may have even seen a few of these in your home or around the state.

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