Outdoors

15 surprising facts about Canada’s snakes

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It may be surprising to learn that snakes don’t just live in warmer climates—they’re an important part of many ecosystems within Canada. Here are 15 more interesting facts about these incredible creatures.

 

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Four of Canada’s snake species can kill you

Australia isn’t the only country with scary slithering creatures: there are already four types of venomous snakes in Canada. Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Ontario all have venomous snakes living within their provincial borders, although it merits mention that only about 300 people get bitten by snakes in Canada each year, none fatally.

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