Watch Your Step, More Venomous Snakes Are Emerging From Their Dens Around Kentucky

When the weather warms up in Kentucky, everyone enjoys spending more time outside. The same can be said for animals, and yes, that includes snakes. Snakes rank right up there with bees and sharks as widely misunderstood animals that many people are afraid of, and yet probably shouldn’t be. While most snakes throughout the Bluegrass are completely harmless, there are a few types of venomous snakes in Kentucky to watch for and they’re emerging from their dens now as we approach the summer months.

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The bottom line is, you should not stay home just to avoid venomous snakes in Kentucky. Yes, there are a few species to be aware of in our state, but you’re not likely to see one and if you do, leave it alone in the wild or call animal control if you find one in your home. Are you afraid of snakes? Have you ever seen venomous snakes in Kentucky? Share your experience with us in the comments!

For more information on snakes in Kentucky, check out the Kentucky Snakes book from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

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