There are three venomous snakes that can be found in the Michigan area and they are dangerous snakes that should be avoided at all costs. The Cottonmouth Snake, the Massauga Rattlesnake and the Water Moccasin Snake are all venomous varieties of snake that reside in the state of Michigan. It is extremely rare that you will encounter one of these snakes, especially if you live in a city. Even if you do, if you leave them alone the likelihood is that they will leave you alone too.
Across the United States there is a wide variety of different mammals and reptile species and some of them are extremely dangerous. Snakes, although they are rarely seen, can often be the most hazardous to your health, especially young children and the elderly, which have weaker immune systems to protect them.
The first point to clear up is that snakes are not poisonous, they are venomous. This is a slight technicality really. A poison is a substance or liquid that can cause illness, injury or even death in severe cases. Poison is something that you ingest and therefore does not relate to the snake.
Snakes possess venom, which is extremely similar to a poison but it is injected into your body by the snakes when they bite into your skin. There is the rare spitting viper that administers the venom by spitting at your eyes but this is a rare creature and is not found in Michigan.