What kind of snakes are in Vancouver?

Vancouver Island is home to four snake species, including the common Western Terrestrial and Northwestern garter snakes and the rarer Sharp-Tailed snake. “The garter snakes are really quite innocuous, so there’s nothing to really be concerned about,” said Ritcey.

Do snakes live in Vancouver?

Wait, snakes?! Do not fear, the snakes of Vancouver Island are non-venomous and feed primarily on slugs and worms. There are three species of Garter Snakes, including the Common Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, the Northewestern garter snake, T. ordinoides, and the Western Terrestrial or Wandering garter snake, T.

How do you get rid of black water snakes?

  1. 1.5.1 1) Use Snake Traps.
  2. 1.5.2 2) Create Fish Hiding Spots.
  3. 1.5.3 3) Scent Deterrents (Snake Repellents)
  4. 1.5.4 4) Fountains, Waterfalls & Aerators.
  5. 1.5.5 5) Clean Up Your Yard.
  6. 1.5.6 6) Introduce Plants Snakes Dislike.
  7. 1.5. 7 7) Leave it Be (Not all snakes eat fish!)
  8. 1.5.8 8) Introduce Natural Snake Predators.

Is black snake is poisonous?

The black snake is not venomous and most species aren’t known to be aggressive, but if they feel threatened, they will bite. Rat snakes are excellent swimmers, so their first choice is to flee. Usually their size is the most intimidating feature, not their bite, as some can reach 8ft in length.

Does Vancouver Island have rattlesnakes?

The Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) is the only rattlesnake found in BC and one of only three remaining rattlesnake species in Canada. They are generally found in the Southern Interior.

Are black widows in BC?

There are two species of black widow spider in Canada: the western black widow found in parts of BC through to Manitoba (mostly restricted to areas close to the southern Canada-U.S. border) and the northern black widow in southern and eastern Ontario.

How long do I have after a rattlesnake bite?

Ideally, you’ll reach medical help within 30 minutes of being bitten. If the bite is left untreated, your bodily functions will break down over a period of 2 or 3 days and the bite may result in severe organ damage or death.

Where are garter snakes found in British Columbia?

The Valley Garter Snake ( T. s. fitchi) is found across most of southern B.C. and along the northern coast almost to the Yukon. Finally, the Red-sided Garter Snake ( T. s. parietalis) occurs in eastern B.C. towards the prairie provinces.

Are there any poisonous snakes in Washington State?

Of the dozen or so species of snakes found in Washington, only the Western rattlesnake is capable of inflicting a venomous bite, which it seldom does. Snakes should be left alone, and except for a rattlesnake that poses an immediate danger to people or pets, no snake should ever be killed.

Why are people afraid of snakes near water?

Sadly, harmless snakes are often killed out of fear for the safety of family and pets. Most people, even those who aren’t afraid of snakes, would feel safer if they knew how to rapidly identify snakes near water as harmless or venomous. So how can you tell them apart? Usually found near water? Body shape is… Body dark, often with bands?

Is the water moccasin poisonous to other snakes?

However, by killing the snake they greatly increased their chances of being bitten–it is always best to leave snakes alone!) This venomous, juvenile Water Moccasin also has a wide, blocky head, and a very obvious neck that is narrower than the head.