Friday, September 06, 2013

Snakes On A Park Trail - A Michigan Rattler

Yes, Michigan does indeed have one poisonous snake: The Massassauga Rattlesnake.

One kid found out this interesting fact up close and personal when she picked one up by the Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center.

The snake is indeed a part of Michigan's nature.

The Detroit Free Press: Madison Heights girl recovering from rattlesnake bite at Stony Creek Metropark

When Caylee Kapa picked up the 9-inch snake, she never imagined it could be venomous.

The 13-year-old Madison Heights girl says she didn’t even know Michigan had rattlesnakes. She was simply out for a walk with family at Stony Creek Metropark on Tuesday and picked up the snake in an effort to keep her younger brother, Anthony Kapa, 10, from stomping on it.

“My little brother was going to try to kill it, (so) I was going to try to pick it up and it bit me,” said the eighth-grader at John Page Middle School.

Luckily for her, the bite while painful, was not fatal and she should be fine.

So, if you see a snake with rectangular patches, a triangular head and a rattle on the tail, back away and leave it alone.


Murphy's Law said...

Enough is enough! I have had it with these monkeyfighting snakes on this monkeyfighting trail!

Aaron said...

Snakes, Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?