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Are there rattlesnakes in Western PA?

The three species of venomous snakes in Pennsylvania are the timber rattlesnake, eastern massasauga and copperhead. Reports of venomous snakebites are rare in Pennsylvania.

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Also know, where are rattlesnakes found in Pennsylvania?

Timber rattlesnakes can be found in 50 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties, according to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. And York County is not free of these venomous reptiles. Two timber rattlesnakes have taken up residence in the county, according to reports from PennLive.

Additionally, do rattlesnakes live in PA? Timber rattlesnakes are one of three venomous snakes that are native to Pennsylvania. The others are the more common copperhead and the rarer eastern massasauga. LaDuke received a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission grant in 2015 to track the Commonwealth's timber rattlesnake population.

Likewise, people ask, what snakes are in Western PA?

The three venomous species of snakes in Pennsylvania are the Eastern Copperhead, Timber Rattlesnake and Eastern Massasauga.

Can you kill a rattlesnake in PA?

The Timber Rattlesnake is listed on Pennsylvania's Wildlife Action Plan as a species of immediate concern. It is therefore protected under specific regulations by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC). New regulations took effect in 2007 to increase the protection for the species. Do Not Kill a Rattlesnake!

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