Typical Damage/Nuisance Caused:
Normally their presence is just unwanted as they accidentally wander into our living areas.
The non-dangerous Garter Snake (pictured) is the most commonly seen snake in Michigan and in
the urban areas.
The only poisonous snake in Michigan is the Massasauga Rattle Snake, normally found near areas
of water such as swamps and wetlands. People most often encounter them on golf courses near
Photo of Garter Snake provided by Jim Harding