Originally Posted by perchie.girl
Southern California only has Pit Vipers I belive.... Oh and a sea snake that is found from the coast of Washington down to South America.
Coral snake is listed for california but I thought it was an eastern snake
Pit Vipers are Rattle Snakes. They are present throughout all of California as Timber Rattlers to Diamond back rattlers down south.
I have never heard them called pit vipers by a Native Californian.
Texas has Copper heads, which is another type of Pit Viper. Given global warming, I wonder if they will make it out to California. Already Africanized bees are on the way up North to me. That was never supposed to happen.
At my place, I am more likely to run into black widows. One night last summer I killed 10 of them with a fly zapper--walking from the front door to the Garbage bin at the side of the hours. Needless to say, I do not go out in the dark without a flash light.....