Copperhead snake

Timber Rattlesnake, Animal Portrait. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

3 Species of Poisonous Snakes in St. Louis

Dan Zarlenga, with the Missouri Department of Conservation, says the state has five species of poisonous snakes, and three of them are in the St. Louis area.

05/28/2015

Osage copperhead photo by Tom R. Johnson, herpetologist, Missouri Department of Conservation.

Is Missouri Known For Snake Attacks?

Conservation Department spokesman says deadly bites are rare in the state

07/11/2014

Photo Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Missouri Man Dies from Snake Bite

Timothy Levins, 52, died Tuesday evening after being bitten at Sam A. Baker State Park.

07/11/2014

Osage copperhead photo by Tom R. Johnson, herpetologist, Missouri Department of Conservation.

Snake Bite Kills Southeast Missouri Man

The Carter County sheriff says a man died after being bitten by a copperhead.

07/03/2012

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