Thursday, 18 June 2020

Snakes of Ontario, Canada



This is an interesting collection of highlights showcasing the various native species of snakes found in Ontario, Canada. It's fascinating to identify these snakes. You might have encountered some of these animals.

One of Ontario's snakes is called the massasauga. The massasauga is a rattlesnake species found in midwestern North America from southern Ontario to northern Mexico and parts of the USA in between. 3 subspecies are currently recognized.

Ontario has interesting snakes like:

Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus
Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus
Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta
Fox Snake Elaphe vulpina
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos
Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon
Massasauga Sistrurus catenatus

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