Snakes: Venomous vs. Non-venomous

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is bringing you a series of blog posts and videos to make sure you can still learn about and appreciate nature, even as you’re spending more time at home. Hope you enjoy!


There are a lot of snakes native to East Tennessee, but only a fraction of those are venomous. What does “venomous” mean, and how can you tell the difference? Naturalist Krystal Haney explains what you need to know to identify venomous snakes in East Tennessee!