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What dangerous animals live in the Mississippi River?

In Mississippi, venomous species include the Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake, pygmy rattlesnake, timber rattlesnake, cottonmouth, coral snake and the most common, the copperhead.

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Likewise, what kind of animals live in the Mississippi River?

More than 120 species of fish make their home in the river, along with recovering mussel populations. Otters, coyotes, deer, beaver and muskrats and other mammals live along the river's banks. The National Park Service routinely conducts studies to monitor and evaluate animal populations.

Subsequently, question is, are there snakes in the Mississippi River? Habitat and range Northern water snakes live in vegetation along waterways. In Minnesota, they are most often found along the St. Croix and the Mississippi, especially in the southeast. Many winter in rock crevices, often with other snakes.

Consequently, how dangerous is the Mississippi River?

It's extremely dangerous to swim in the Mississippi River. The river is huge and the currents are strong, even right at water's edge (whether or not you're a great swimmer is irrelevant).

Are there alligators in the Mississippi River?

We recently estimated that there are 32,000-38,000 alligators and about 408,000 acres of alligator habitat in Mississippi. We have discovered that the average size of Mississippi alligators is much larger than alligators sizes reported from other states, such as Florida or Louisiana, where alligators are hunted.

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