Why Isn't There Poisonous Snakes In Maine?


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Probably because there aren't any poisonous snakes anywhere else in the world.  There is no such thing as a "poisonous" snake, since a poison is a substance that has to be ingested(swallowed)or inhaled in order to be harmful.  There are VENOMOUS snakes, but Maine's climate limits snakes of any species. So only a handful of hardy and relatively small species live there.  Snake venom most likely evolved as a means of subduing potentially dangerous prey animals, like large rats, and most of Maine's snakes prey on small animals that are relatively defenseless, like frogs or small fish.

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