Are poisonous snakes found in Illinois? Do any live in La Salle County?
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A. Yes and yes. A small number of timber rattlesnakes exist in one protected spot in La Salle County. Scott Ballard, district biologist for the Department of Natural Resources, said the snakes are found in the Pecumsaugan Creek-Blackball Mines Nature Preserve between Utica and La Salle. The mines also are home to the endangered Indiana bat. Entrance to the preserve is by permission only. Ballard said the rattlers have not been counted in a number of years and the population, while unknown, is likely to be low. They are not known to exist outside the preserve. The rattlers will hibernate until about late April or early May, Ballard said. As for the other venomous snakes in Illinois, Ballards brochure, Snakes of Illinois, shows ranges for copperheads, water moccasins, eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes, and the timber rattlesnake. The latter serpent is found in Northwest Illinois, West Central Illinois, Southern Illinois as well as the preserve in La Salle County. Some range maps show the t