Experts warn of most dangerous animals in Ohio.

Alissa Rose

Ohio is home to many different natural environments and has a few public stops such as the Cuyahoga Valley national parks and Shawnee State Forest. These environments are home to a wide variety of creatures and creepy crawlies locally.

Here is the most dangerous animal in Ohio.

1. Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix)

The Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) is generally over Ohio's rocky, forested hillsides and wetlands. Perhaps the most feared snake in the entire Midwest.

Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) usually appears in dark chestnut, blotch pattern and about 1 meter in length.

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this snake is responsible for most poisonous snake bites, and death is rare.

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2. Black Widow Spiders (Latrodectus mactans)

Black Widow spiders (Latrodectus mactans) are generally found over sheltered, dimly lit locations of Ohio.

Black Widow spiders usually appear in tiny spiders with iconic red hourglass coloring on the back.

These spiders are usually found in old abandoned buildings, wooden outhouses, and barns in Ohio.

The poison of a black widow spider bite can lead to various complications.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms associated with spider bites can vary from minor to severe. Possible signs of a spider bite are as follow:

  • Itching or rash
  • Increased sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • High blood pressure
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Reddish to purplish color or blister

Are you worried about a dangerous animal in Ohio? Give your opinion in the comment section, and if you think more people should read this article, share it on social media and with your friends and family.

Disclaimer: This article is only for informational purposes.

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