Download the fact sheets from the Living with Wildlife Section of ODFW’s website. Print copies of S-s-s-s-s-snakes! Facts for Kids are available by calling ODFW, (503) 947-6021.
Facts about Oregon’s Snakes
- There are 15 native snake species in Oregon. Of these, only the Western Rattlesnake has poisonous venom that is dangerous to humans.
- All snakes are ectotherms. They control their body temperature by moving in and out of the sunlight.
- Snakes flick their tongues to help “smell” the air around them to sense danger and locate prey.
To read what Oregon’s snake experts are working on, see the May 2013 issue of the Oregon Conservation Strategy Newsletter.
Living with Wildlife
Find information on Living with Wildlife on ODFW’s website.
Other fact sheets for kids include, Batty for Bats!,Whoooo Am I? and Frogs are Cool.