15 surprising facts about Canada’s snakes


One of our snake species is a cottager

Like Cindy Crawford and Kurt Russell, the Massassauga Rattlesnake, a “stout bodied” venomous customer, calls Ontario’s cottage country home. Primarily residing in eastern Georgian Bay, on the Bruce Peninsula and near the shores of the Great Lakes, it can be identified by its vertical cat-like pupils—if you get close enough to look. Also: don’t get close enough to look.

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