Three Animals Top the List as Most Dangerous in Massachusetts
As a Massachusetts native, I truly appreciate having the four seasons around me. Getting to enjoy the outdoors during all four seasons while having a different backdrop is something that not everyone gets to enjoy and perhaps some Massachusetts folks take for granted at times. Taking a walk or a hike on a snowy day is much different than spring or summer but can be just as enjoyable.
Another aspect that I enjoy about living in Massachusetts throughout the four seasons is the simple activity of looking out my window and seeing what types of critters and wildlife are roaming about in my backyard. Even though I live in a residential neighborhood in the Berkshires, my house backs up to the woods. Since I have been in my home which has been for 12 years, I have seen quite a variety of wildlife including deer, bobcats, woodchucks, snakes, and bears. The circus has definitely come to my backyard...lol.
Luckily I have never been very close to any of the aforementioned animals as I have been able to see them from my deck or from my bedroom or dining room windows. But with all of this animal activity, I started to wonder what the most dangerous animals are in Massachusetts. It would be good to know, just in case.
What are the Most Dangerous Animals in Massachusetts?
According to a March 2023 article by AnimalsAroundTheGlobe the following are the top three most dangerous animals in Massachusetts. Do you agree?
#3 Northern Black Widow Spider
The Northern Black Widow spider is not aggressive but does possess a medically significant venom. Get more facts about this spider by going here and don't forget to check out the video for additional information.
#2 Eastern Copperhead Snake
The bites of Eastern Copperheads can potentially be lethal, causing death. However, their venom is comparatively less venomous than timber rattlesnakes. In addition, the copperheads are non-violent and non-aggressive. More details can be found here and in the video below.
#1 Timber Rattlesnake
The most venomous snakes containing potent venom to kill a human within a few minutes are categorized as the most dangerous animals. There are only five Timber Rattlesnakes in the state today. They can be found in the Holyoke Mountain Range and the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton. Check out more facts about this animal by going here and viewing the video.
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