There's lots of snakes in Ontario... Think again!
Sadly, 11 of Ontario's snake species are at immediate risk of disappearing from Ontario. It is just a matter of time until we eliminate all 17 species. Their lives certainly are not getting any easier.
Many people try to kill snakes because they think the animals are dangerous - though only one very rare Ontario snake, the Massasauga rattler, is venomous. (Even then, Massasauga snakebites are extremely rare, and haven't caused a death in Ontario in more than 40 years.)