Are there rattlesnakes in the backcountry of Killarney Provincial Park?

QuestionsCategory: BackcountryAre there rattlesnakes in the backcountry of Killarney Provincial Park?
Nancy asked 3 years ago

Are there rattlesnakes in the backcountry of Killarney Provincial Park?

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Terry Mayer answered 3 years ago

I have canoed the Magnetwan River and the French River and have seen them in both places, so I would guess that they’re in that neighbourhood as well.   However, they aren’t numerous so you won’t often see them even when they are there.   Generally you will see them well in advance of any encounter — sunning on a rock for example — or hear them once as we did when we got close.    It wouldn’t be something that I would be overly concerned about.    

Camper Christina answered 3 years ago

They do exist but are rare to see. I have camped in Killarney many times and have yet to see one. Just always be aware they are there but don’t avoid trips because of them.  As Terry said, it’s not something you should be overly concerned about.  Have a great time camping wherever you go!  

Camper Christina answered 3 years ago

They do exist but are rare to see. I have camped in Killarney many times and have yet to see one. Just always be aware they are there but don’t avoid trips because of them.  As Terry said, it’s not something you should be overly concerned about.  Have a great time camping wherever you go!  

Camper Christina answered 3 years ago

They do exist but are rare to see. I have camped in Killarney many times and have yet to see one. Just always be aware they are there but don’t avoid trips because of them.  As Terry said, it’s not something you should be overly concerned about.  Have a great time camping wherever you go!  

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