Minnesota boasts a majority of harmless snakes. Only two out of seventeen species are poisonous – the Timber Rattlesnake and Eastern Massasauga snake, which have only very rarely encountered humans and live almost exclusively in the southeast part of the state. Unfortunately, if you find a snake in your home, you may not even consider whether it’s harmless or poisonous – you just want it removed immediately!
It may come as a surprise to you to know that people still have encounters with snakes in the winter months… just not outside in your yards, where you might expect them, but rather, in the basement or other out-of-the-way space in your home or business. Just like humans, snakes don’t like to be outside in the winter months. They seek warmth to hibernate. In Minnesota, that usually means until late March or April. Most snakes will burrow down in the ground, under rocks, or in residential crawl spaces to hibernate, but some snakes have found their way inside during the late fall and are now hibernating indoors. So, what can you do? What should you do? At Minnesota Wild Animal Management, we want to put your mind at ease and give you some pointers on how to handle this situation
Many of us are afraid of snakes. The fear is understandable – since we were kids, we have been told that they are dangerous. The truth is, however, at least in Minnesota, there is only one type of poisonous snake – the Timber Rattlesnake. This snake is only found in one area of Southeastern Minnesota. Other snakes can bite, but they will not harm you. Regardless of this fact
It’s hard to imagine a snake slithering around your home…until it happens to you. So naturally, most of the snake phone calls we get are urgent because a snake has somehow managed to make their way in and is not exactly easily finding its way back out. Snakes in Minnesota are not uncommon, however and thankfully, most snakes in the area are not venomous. In fact, the only venomous snake known to the Minnesota state is the infamous Timber Rattlesnake. So, we can rest in knowing that the majority of the snakes
Nothing gets your blood pressure flowing quite like coming into contact with a snake on your Minnesota property. While most snakes in Minnesota are not poisonous, with the exception of the Timber Rattlesnake, they still present a lot of fear for homeowners. When finding a snake on your property, one of the first thoughts that likely comes to mind is how to get the snake off your property. Sure, you could try and get rid of it yourself, but that runs the risk of you or the snake getting injured
There are many different types of snakes in Minnesota. Most are truly harmless but can cause great fear if found in or around your home. In fact, there are only two types of venomous snakes in our state – the Timber Rattlesnake and the Eastern Massasauga snake. The types of snakes that most often make their way into your home or yard are a brown snake or a common garter snake, neither of which will cause you or your family any problem. However, the sight of a snake can make you and your family panic and want to get rid of it immediately. Minnesota Wild Animal Management, Inc. can safely and humanely complete snake extermination and removal services for you.
Over time with continued commercialization and growth, wildlife has been displaced