Snakes are one of those animals that are a "no way, I'm not going near that thing" for many people. I mean, I don't blame anyone for being scared of them, because they are a pretty intimidating animal.

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However, the truth is, most here in New York State are harmless.

There are 17 total snake species in New York, according to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

There are three that are venomous, though. Even though bites from venomous snakes are rarely fatal in healthy adults, bites have the possibility to be deadly and should be dealt with immediately for the appropriate care.

Here are all the snakes you can find in New York and whether they're safe.

17 Species of Snakes in New York State: 3 Are Dangerous


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