I have a life policy of knowing about snakes, but staying away from places where I might run into the more dangerous ones. There is a little-known rattlesnake in Illinois that tends to be tiny, but don't let the size fool you. They pack a venomous deadly punch for those that cross them.
This will sound strange, but I feel the need to correct some snake experts. I, for the record, am not a snake expert. However, I do think it's important to determine the most snake-infested lake that's actually inside of Illinois and not just touching it. Let's explore the numbers
Some people make unique choices about how to spend their time. I'm not judging, but this is one I'm gonna take a hard pass on. Some brave individuals voluntarily decide to go spend quality time outside hanging out with snakes in Missouri and Illinois and many are venomous, too. I'm talking about the snakes, of course.
This is certainly not the experience you want to have when you move into a new home. A family in Macoupin County, Illinois got an unwelcome surprise when they moved into their new place and found snakes everywhere including their toaster.