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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 50 Issue 3, Mar 1986
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North Carolina is home to thirty-eight species of snakes. Six of them are poisonous. The state has the highest number of poisonous snake bites in the country. Knowing these six by sight and by their habits will help an individual avoid being bitten. The six are the eastern coral snake, cottonmouth, copperhead, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, pigmy rattlesnake, and timber rattlesnake.