Northern New England is home to several species of snake, but not many poisonous ones. Timber rattlesnakes live in parts of New Hampshire and Vermont. It is possible, but very unlikely, that you would find a copperhead in New Hampshire or Vermont. Maine does not have any poisonous snakes.

Some people own exotic poisonous snakes from other parts of the world as pets. Poisonous snakes also sometimes come in from other parts of the country in vehicles or shipping containers.

If you have been bitten by a snake, call the poison center right away at 1-800-222-1222 or chat now. If the snake was poisonous and you need treatment, the poison center can find the right antivenom.

For more information

Snakes of Maine – Maine Department of Agriculture
Snakes of New Hampshire – New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
Snakes of Vermont – Vermont Reptile & Amphibian Atlas (Middlebury College)