10 States with Most Snake Bites in America

10. Florida

Despite the fact that one-quarter of snake bites occurred in Florida or Texas, rate for total snake bites and venomous snake bites was not the highest. This is the reason Florida is on number ten of our list. Rate of snake bites per million in Florida is 187.4 and for Texas it is 187.3 which means that Texas got out of our list by a hair. According to the information on Central Florida Zoo, Florida is home to 44 non-venomous and 6 venomous snake species. Since snakes are natural predators, they provide an important role in nature’s ecosystem by controlling the population of other animals in the area. Hot and humid weather in Florida is heaven for snakes and amongst the most frequent that you might come across are: Yellow Rat, Red Rat, Garter, Florida King, Florida Pine, Black Race, Ringneck, Scarlet King, Eastern Indigo, Banded Water, Brown Water and Eastern Hognose. If you live in the Sunshine State make sure to avoid six venomous snakes at all costs. These are: Southern Copperhead, Eastern Cottonmouth, Timber Rattlesnake, Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake, Eastern Diamondback and Eastern Coral Snake.

10 States with Most Snake Bites in America

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