Experts warn of most dangerous animals in Virginia.

Alissa Rose

Virginia is famous for Shenandoah National Park and the numerous lakes. But did you know that? There are countless dangerous animals in Virginia like snakes, venomous spiders, mountain lions, bears, and many more.

Here is the list of some dangerous animals in Virginia.

1. Cottonmouth Snake

The northern watersnake's most common one lives along rivers, streams, and suburban ponds across Virginia.

Cottonmouths are mainly found in swamps, lakes, rivers, and water bodies in the state's eastern region.

They usually appear in color from dark brown or dark black and sometimes brown or yellow.

The typical mature adult cottonmouth is two to four feet long and weighs three to four pounds.

Cottonmouths usually do not bite a human unless you provoke them.

According to the University of Michigan, symptoms of a cottonmouth bite usually appear minutes to hours after the bite and may include:

  • Immediate pain with intense swelling.
  • Changes in heart rate.
  • Difficult in breathing.
  • Numbness around the bite area.
  • Discoloration of the skin.

If you think a Cottonmouths has bitten you, call 911 or other emergency services immediately.

2. Brown recluses spider

You know that most spiders are usually harmless, but brown widows and brown recluses can be deadly in the Northern Virginia area.

Recluses spiders usually appear in a dull brown. An adult's body can grow up to about 11 mm in length.

some symptoms may seem in three to four hours like:

  • Restlessness
  • Fever
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • red bump of the bitten area

Are you worried about dangerous animals in Virginia? 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. It is not medical advice, and if any of these dangerous animals bite you, please consult a doctor.

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