Snake Species of Ohio at a Glance

This post is meant as an aid to snake identification. In addition to posting photos of all the snakes, I try to point out color variations within a species, where the species is found in Ohio, and what the typical length of an adult is. I have tried to group snakes to make it easier to distinguish between similar-looking species.

I focus on the visual characteristics of the snakes; for a more detailed description of the snake (its habitats, behavior, etc.), I have provided links to three sources for each species:

  • ODNR: Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • OPLIN: Ohio Public Library Information Network (includes a map for each species showing its range within Ohio)
  • Wikipedia (sometimes there is not specific information on the subspecies identified here, and instead there’s a link to the more general species).

Venomous Snakes

Family Viperidae

Two Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus)Two Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) Length: 36-54 inchesColor: yellow to brown background with dark brown or black bands across the back.

Location in Ohio: far south of state; before 1960 it was also seen on islands in western Lake Erie and on the Catawba and Marblehead Peninsulas.

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Photo courtesy James Chiucchi, license: CC BY 2.0

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes (Sistrurus c. catenatus)

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus c. catenatus)

Length: 20-30 inches

Color: background is gray or brownish-gray with darker splotches;

Black bands running from eye to corner of mouth; another band goes over the head

Location in Ohio: glaciated parts of western and northern Ohio.

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

The above rattlesnake species above are the only ones with a true rattle. However many species of snake will vibrate their tail when they feel threatened. If they are amongst dry leaf litter, this may sound like a rattle.

Pictured below is the Northern Copperhead. Sometimes the Eastern Foxsnake is mistakenly believed to be a copperhead because some individuals have a copper-colored head.

Photo courtesy Mike Van Valen, license: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen)

Two Northern Copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen)

Length: 24-36 inches

Location in Ohio: eastern half of state (excluding far north) plus the southwest corner of state

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

The venomous water moccasin or cottonmouth does not occur in Ohio.

Pretends to be Venomous, but it’s not

Family Colubridae

I am singling out the Eastern Hog-nosed snake here because it does such a convincing job of behaving like a venomous snake. When alarmed it flattens its neck, puffs out its body, coils and strikes aggressively at the perceived threat. Some people who feel threatened by this play-acting end up killing the snake, so in those case the strategy sadly backfires.

As a second line of defense, the Eastern Hog-nosed snake will play dead by flipping over on its back with its tongue hanging limply from its open mouth. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has a nice photo of the snake playing dead here.

The upturned nose that gives the snake its name is used to dig up its prey, usually toads.

Photo courtesy Jonathan Vail, license: CC BY 2.0

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake -- Heterodon platirhinos

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon platirhinos)

Length: 18-30 inches

Color: gray background with black splotches, or yellowish-brown background with darker brown splotches (see below).

Location in Ohio: the south, the central region, and the northwest.

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Photo courtesy Ben (squamatologist), license: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon platirhinos)

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake flattening its neck to create a cobra-like hood. Note the upturned nose which gives the snake its name.

Nonvenomous Snakes

Family Colubridae

Aquatic Snakes

Photo courtesy Vicki, license: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Queensnake (Regina septemvittata)

Queensnake (Regina septemvittata)

Length: 15-24 inches

Color: olive-brown, chocolate-brown or black with a yellow stripe running low along its sides

Location in Ohio: Widely distributed

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Why did it have to be snakes?!?

Common Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)

Length: 24-42 inches

Color: the back may be reddish-brown, brown, gray or black with bands or blotches across it; becomes darker as it ages; the belly is white, yellow, or gray with spots.

Location in Ohio: Widely distributed

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Photo courtesy Jen Kassing, license: CC BY 2.0Lake Erie Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum)

Lake Erie Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum)

Length: 24-42 inchesColor of back: grayish, greenish, brownish;

Color of belly: white or pale yellow, occasionally with pinkish tinge down the middle

Location in Ohio: Islands of Lake Erie

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Another aquatic watersnake that I’ve grouped with Snakes having Red Bellies is the Copper-bellied Watersnake seen below.

Snakes with Reddish Bellies

Photo courtesy Todd Pierson , license: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Copper-bellied Watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta)

Copper-bellied Watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta)

Length: 24-42 inches

Color: back is black or brownish black; belly is orange-red or red

Location in Ohio: Williams County; possibly scattered remnants elsewhere

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Photo courtesy Benny Mazur, license: CC BY 2.0

Northern Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii)

Northern Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii)

Length: 10-15 inches

Color: background is olive, brown, gray or black; the neck ring is yellow, orange, cream or white.

Location in Ohio: southern, eastern, and central Ohio, plus the border around Lake Erie

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

The Northern Red-bellied snake (pictured immediately below) has three, light-colored scales at the base of the head, while Kirkland’s snake (its picture follows the Northern Red-bellied snake) does not have this light-colored blob to the rear of its head. Another difference is that the Kirkland’s snake has black spots running down each side of its belly, but the belly of the Northern Red-bellied snake is a uniform red.

Photo courtesy Jonathan Crowe, license: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Northern Red-bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomculata)

Northern Red-bellied Snake

(Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomculata)

Length: 8-10 inches (20-25 cm)

Color: background color is gray, or gray-brown with four stripes running down the back that are slightly darker

Location in Ohio: located in a diagonal band going from south-central Ohio through central Ohio to northeast Ohio; also found in a small pocket in northwest Ohio.

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Photo courtesy Todd Pierson, license: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Kirkland's snake (Clonophis kirtlandii)

Kirtland’s snake (Clonophis kirtlandii)

Length: 14 – 18 inches

Color: The back is brown or gray with large, dark spots on each side; the belly is reddish with smaller dark spots running down each side.

Location in Ohio: most of Ohio except for the far east and far south; most common in Lucas and Hamilton counties

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Both of the wormsnakes below have pink bellies; the color may vary from light pink to coral pink. The belly scales tend to be somewhat translucent so it may be possible to make out some of the snake’s internal organs while looking at its belly. The top is brown or pinkish-brown, with younger snakes being a darker brown than older snakes.

The head is very small and pointed with tiny eyes. The tail of both species tapers to a sharp point. Some people think this is a stinger, but it is not. It is believed that the pointed tail may be used in digging into the earth.

The only real difference between the Eastern and Midwestern wormsnakes has to do with the scales on the top of the head from the eyes to the snout. These scales are fused for the Midwestern wormsnake, while they remain separate for the Eastern wormsnake.

Photo courtesy Greg Schechter, license: CC BY 3.0

Eastern Wormsnake (Carphophis amoenus amoenus)

Eastern Wormsnake (Carphophis amoenus amoenus)

Length: 7.5-11 inches

Color of back: pinkish-brown, brown, dark brown; Color of belly: light pink to coral pink

Location in Ohio: southeast and south-central Ohio.

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Photo courtesy John Sullivan, license: CC BY-SA 3.0

Midwestern Wormsnake (Carphophis amoenus helenae)

Midwestern Wormsnake (Carphophis amoenus helenae)

Length: 7.5 – 11 inches

Color of back: pinkish-brown, brown, dark brown; Color of belly: light pink to coral pink

Location in Ohio: southern third of the state.

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Brown snakes

Both the Northern and Midland Brownsnakes have two dark lines running down their backs. However the Midland Brownsnake also has some dark lines crossing over its back creating a ladder-like look. The two species do interbreed producing what are called intergrade offspring with characteristics of both parents.

The distribution of the population in Ohio has something of a “T” shape; it is found in most of northern Ohio, and in a band that runs from north to south through the center of Ohio.

Northern Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi dekayi)

Northern Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi dekayi)

Length: 9 – 13 inches

Color of back: brown with two parallel lines of dark spots running down its back; Color of head: Dark brown on top, with thin, brown marks on the sides of the head

ODNR | OPLIN |Wikipedia

Head of Northern Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi dekayi)Both the Northern and Midland Brownsnake head have dark brown marks on the side of their heads.

Photo courtesy Benny Mazur, license: CC BY 2.0

Midland Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi wrightorum)

Midland Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi wrightorum)

Length: 9 – 13 inches

Color: Black lines cross its back; otherwise the coloration is like the Northern Brownsnake.

Location in Ohio: most of the state except unglaciated southeast

ODNR | OPLIN |Wikipedia

Unlike the brownsnakes above, the Eastern Smooth earthsnake below does not have any distinct markings on its back and it has a stouter body.

Photo courtesy Jeromi Hefner, license: CC BY 2.0

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Eastern Smooth Earthsnake (Virginia valeriae valeriae)

Length: 7-10 inches

Color of back: gray or reddish to yellowish brown, sometimes with a faint stripe going down the middle of its back. Color of belly: white or yellowish

Location in Ohio: central portion of the south, especially Shawnee and Pike State Forests.

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Gartersnakes & Ribbonsnakes

The following are a few differences between individual species that have helped me to make an identification.

  • Unlike the Eastern Garter snake, the Plains garter snake has two, light-colored spots on the top, rear part of its head; they’re called parietal spots.
  • Unlike Garter snakes, the Eastern ribbonsnake has a thin, white vertical mark in front of each eye. If interested you can check out this close-up photo of an Eastern ribbonsnake’s head where the white mark is plainly visible.
  • To distinguish between an Eastern Garter snake and a Butler’s Garter snake, note where the lateral (side) stripe is relative to the snake’s ventral (belly) scales. The lateral stripe is found on the second and third scales of the Eastern Garter snake. However this stripe is centered on the third scale of the Butler’s Garter snake, with the coloration extending up halfway on the fourth scale and down halfway on the second scale. The photo below shows how to count scales on a snake.
Photo courtesy Benny Mazur, license: CC BY 2.0

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

The lateral stripe on an Eastern Garter snake is present on the second and third scales when counting the scales diagonally starting with the first scale next to the ventral scale.

The scales above this snake’s head also illustrate what is meant by keeled scales. Scales are said to be keeled if they have a ridge running down the middle.

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Length: 18-26 inches

Color: background may be black, brown, green, or olive. The stripes may be yellow, or orange.

Location in Ohio: Widely distributed throughout the state

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Photo courtesy Douglas Mills, license: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Plains Gartersnake (Thamnophis radix)

Plains Gartersnake (Thamnophis radix)

Length: 20-28 inches

Color: background is brown, green, or reddish with yellow or orange stripes

Location in Ohio: Wyandot and Marion Counties

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

This photo from Wikimedia Commons is in the Public Domain

Butler’s Gartersnake (Thamnophis butleri)

Butler’s Gartersnake (Thamnophis butleri)

Length: 15-20 inches

Color: background is olive-brown to black with yellow to orange side stripes.

Location in Ohio: northwestern quadrant of Ohio

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Photo courtesy of Andy Avram; it’s used here with his permission & he retains all rights.

Short-headed Garter Snake (Thamnophis brachystoma)

Short-headed Garter Snake (Thamnophis brachystoma)

Length: 18-26 inches

Color: Background color is olive to olive-brown. Lateral (side) stripe is yellow or light beige. Like the Eastern Garter Snake, the Short-headed Garter Snake has lateral stripes on the second and third scales. Unlike the Eastern Garter Snake, there are no black spots between the stripes of the Short-headed Garter Snake. Unlike the Ribbonsnake, there is no white line in front of the eye of the Short-headed Garter Snake.

Location in Ohio: Found in two to three eastern counties in the state.

PA Herps provides more information on this snake, including a photo gallery..

This photo from Wikimedia Commons is in the Public Domain

Common or Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus)

Common or Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus)

Length: 18-26 inches

Location in Ohio: northern and east-central Ohio.

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Green snakes

The Rough Greensnake has keeled scales, while the Smooth Greensnake does not. I don’t have a close up photo of the scales of the Rough Greensnake, but I can give you an idea of what I mean by keeled scales. There is a close up view of the keeled scales of the Eastern Gartersnake earlier in this post (it’s the same photo that labeled some of the snake’s scales as ventral scale, 1, 2, 3). If you look at the scales above the garter snake’s head, you’ll see little ridges going down the middle of each scale. These ridges are said to be the scale’s keel.

Rough green snake

Rough Greensnake (Opheodrys aestivus)

Length: 22-32 inches

Location in Ohio: extreme southern counties

ODNR | OPLIN |Wikipedia

Photo courtesy Martha Dol., license: CC BY-ND 2.0

Smooth Green Snake

Smooth Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis)

Length: 14-20 inches

Location in Ohio: northeastern quadrant and southwest corner

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Black and Blue Snakes

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Eastern Black Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula nigra)

Length: 36-45 inches

Color: the back may be solid black, or it may have a faint chain-like pattern; the belly is a checkered black and white.

Location in Ohio: central portion of the extreme south of the state

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

Length: 47-72 inches (largest snake in Ohio)

Color: juvenile is gray with splotches, but the snake gets darker as it matures

Location in Ohio: Widely distributed

OPLIN | Wikipedia

UPDATE: Formerly ODNR listed the Eastern Ratsnake as the largest snake in Ohio; now it has replaced this snake in its species index with the Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides).

Photo courtesy Patrick Coin, license: CC BY-SA 2.5

Northern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor)

Northern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor)

Length: 36-60 inches

Color: black with white chin and throat

Location in Ohio: east and southeast

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Photo courtesy Jon Fife, license: CC BY-SA 2.0

Blue Racer (Coluber constrictor foxii) by Jon Fife

Blue Racer (Coluber constrictor foxii)

Length: 36-60 inches

Color: Black to bluish black with white chin and throat

Location in Ohio: western, central, and northern Ohio

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Melanistic snakes: These are black variants of snakes that normally are not black. Species that have melanistic individuals include the Northern red-bellied snake, the Eastern Hog-nosed snake, the Queensnake, and the Timber Rattlesnake.

Bold Markings

Fox SnakeEastern Foxsnake (Pantherophis gloydi) Length 36-54 inchesColor: background is yellowish to light brown with dark brown to black splotches.

Location in Ohio: Western end of Lake Erie and its islands

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

The milksnake (below) is sometimes confused with the copperhead. The copperhead has bands of color, whereas the milksnake has big, irregularly shaped spots.

Photo courtesy Squamatologist, license: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/squamatologist/8858793025/

Eastern Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum)

Length: 24-36 inches (60-91 cm)

Color: background is gray or tan; irregular spots are reddish-brown to brown and rimmed with black.

Location in Ohio: Widely distributed throughout state

ODNR | OPLIN | Wikipedia

Image attribution

Bob and I photographed just nine of the photos appearing here. The rest were published by other individuals under a Creative Commons license. Above each photo I credit the specific photographer; his or her name links to the site where I found the photo. I also include information about the photo’s license which links to the particulars of that license. I am grateful to these individuals for sharing their photos.

Additional reading

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23 Responses to Snake Species of Ohio at a Glance

  1. roberta4949 says:

    wow i did not realize how many types of snakes are found in ohio, copperheads and timber rattlers never seen them in ohio, didn’t even know there were some copperheads in ohio, it is news to me, pretty snakes tho, my sister once brought her house plant in the house with a copperhead in it she used a shovel to pick it up and take it outside (she lives in the south) scarey. cottonmouths are aggressive I met one once in the outer banks it was making threats and acting like it wanted to strike (it was under a bridge so I was very safe where I was) wished I would of had a good camara to take it[‘s picture.

  2. janechese says:

    Is a copper head a type of rattler, or dangerous? I get the feeling that Ohio is crawling with snakes, but probably not seen too often. That timber rattler is a little scary in its size. Was lucky to attend a workshop while camping and they showed us a hog-nosed snake. if I remember correctly they can hiss and emit an odour as a protective behaviour. I have seen the green one- here used to call it a grass snake and the garter and only the shed skin of a rattler, not the snake itself.

  3. Patricia says:

    This is another excellent post. It is very much appreciated.

  4. Justin says:

    @janechese copperheads belong to the viper family, as well as rattlesnakes, but is not a rattlesnake itself. Copperheads are more closely related to a water mocassin (a southern venemous snake). They are rather dangerous, but few people die from copperhead bites ( you are more likely to die from a vending machine falling on you ). Timber rattlesnakes are critically endangered in Ohio. You’ll find that all snakes cower away when approached by a human.

  5. My situation is that we have an inground pool. for the last few years we’ve been finding signs of snake activity. Skins ranging from 14″ – 46″. All we know is that now we are finding babies. This worries me cause we don’t have a clue what they are. They’re not all the same. I live in the country, in Clinton, Ohio . We’ve been told by many people that they are not garter snakes. We have a nest somewhere. Please help.

    • Deb Platt says:

      Erma, it sounds like the presence of snakes around your home is causing you some distress. Without identifying you, I shared your concerns with a great group on Facebook: Herping Ohio. “Herping” is in reference to the “Herpetology”, the study of reptiles and amphibians. There are many people in this group who are more knowledgeable than I am. Here was one of the responses:

      Tell her to take a photo. But you can pretty much guarantee that they aren’t dangerous. Snakes are beneficial parts of the environment and will help keep the true pest species at bay on her property.

      If you can snap a photo, let me know.

      When I lived in Texas, I was stunned to walk into my laundry room once to discover a large snake there. It turned out that it was a Texas rat snake. I had slithered into my laundry room through a dryer vent. Shudder… It turns out that mice had created a nest under my dryer after also scurrying in through that same the dryer vent. The snake was there to eliminate the mouse problem that I didn’t even know that I had. As you can imagine we soon installed a gated barrier over the dryer vent (difficult to do since it reached the outside under an exterior deck). As unsettling as the whole thing was, the snake was doing a good thing, and we didn’t harm him.

  6. Tom Inglis says:

    A fellow from work brought in a snake in a 5 gallon bucket, thinking it might be a copperhead. I told him it was a milk snake and very beneficial. They eat mice and moles. He said his yard was full of moles. While in the bucket it regurgitated 5 baby moles. He took it back home and seemed very happy to have it around. We have numerous garter snakes around our house and almost never have mice. We leave the snakes alone. Sadly, I have two neighbors that kill them on sight. I have asked them to read up on snakes, but they just can’t seem to overcome their ignorance.

  7. kent hoke says:

    great help. when we lived outside of urbana, ohio, we would see small massasauga in our rock walls, did see one or two copperheads (they really do have beautiful copper colored heads, and when i was little, we would go out to the old barn and dig out blue racers, put them in our pockets, and when they warmed up, they would peak out. but best of all, the garters would come out in the spring in great balls, with a large female surrounded by a hundred or so males. just loved to show that to my buddy who “loves snakes'” one way to keep him from coming over!

  8. Theresa Hartman says:

    interesting to hear there are no water mocassins in Indian Lake of Ohio…..people are claiming they see them all of the time….I was only seeing water snakes, so I am not crazy.

    • Deb Platt says:

      Theresa, many people believe that we have water moccasins, but our state naturalists assure us that Ohio is outside its range. There’s a nice map of the snake’s range in the Wikipedia entry for it (under its scientific name, Agkistrodon piscivorus). The map makes it pretty clear that it inhabits the southeastern United States.

  9. d young says:

    seen a snake years ago in clinton county doing toward a creek has a white mouth when closed. do water snakes hv white lips

  10. gary arquette says:

    I saw a beautiful snake slithering across my front steps. Only the rear half. It was an orange color with brownish diamonds on its back. I did not see a rattle but when I shook the bush it went under, I swear I heard a slight rattling. I am worried about my maltese. Can you help without a photo?

  11. Mark G says:

    We’ve come across black snakes 6′ long. Is that uncommon?

  12. Sandra Legros says:

    Please help. Captured and released a snake in NE Stark County. Cannot identify it here, or on CNAH site. Trying to convince my friend he does not need to kill these to protect his pre-school children. Rural area, lots of farmland, some pasture land, not near water. Found in outbuilding. Snake was 15-16″, thin (smaller than a woman’s finger) dark charcoal/black back, no markings, pale/ cream belly. Head shape like black racer picture above (but this was a really small snake). Bright red tongue with black tip. When captured: emitted major quantity of musky cream colored feces from orifice 3″ from tail tip; opened its mouth as if to hiss (no sound); interior of mouth=white. He killed a probable garter snake (striped) earlier in the day; which I have now proved harmless. Need to identify this one. Thanks!

  13. Don Gregoire says:

    Are there any venomous water snakes in Ohio?
    Thanks for your response.

    In the first paragraph the word “group” is doubled-up.

    • Deb Platt says:

      According to Wikipedia, the water moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus) is “the world’s only semiaquatic viper, usually found in or near water, particularly in slow-moving and shallow lakes, streams, and marshes…”, but this snake is not found in Ohio. However it turns out that any snake can swim. If you go to Google Images and search for “swimming rattlesnake”, you’ll see photos of swimming rattlesnakes even though rattlesnakes are not considered to be an “aquatic” or “semi-aquatic” snake. The water is not a rattlesnake’s preferred habitat.

      Thanks for pointing out the double-up “group” phrasing.

  14. Gordon Mominee says:

    This was not helpful at all, I found a brown with black strip snake in my back yard and can’t find anything to identify it , I’ll try to get a picture the next time I see them and yes them 3-4 little ones in the back of my yard by pool and garage area, I live in Toledo Ohio so if anyone has any idea as to what they are I would appreciate the information, thanks

  15. Kate says:

    Came across a snake at the Wildwood Preserve in Toledo. I took pictures but folks are still undecided on its identify. How can I post a pic so we know? Dark brown, black splotches on body with wide black stripes toward the tail. About 24-30 inches long.

    • Deb Platt says:

      Kate, can you upload it to a photo or social networking site, and then share the link to it here? For instance, post it to a site like Flickr, Smugmug, Facebook, Twitter, or similar site. If you post to a site like Facebook, you’ll have to make sure that the permissions for the post are “Public”. If you can’t do that, I could send you an email and you could respond with with an attached image.

  16. Chad says:

    I’m almost 44 years old have seen many snakes.My friend and I use to cut firewood in Gallia county Ohio and found many rattlesnakes every year in our stacks of wood! You say in this article that rattlesnakes dont live in or near the central part of the state which maybe true for the most part but I found a rattlesnake 23 yrs ago at A.W.Marion State Park(Hargus Lake) on a gravel bank near the boat ramp on the State side of the lake! This lake is in Pickaway County East of Circleville.

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